35 September 6, 1996 Fall Clearance Sale Evocative, funny, emotional stories collected over the last few months that haven't fit into any of our regular "theme" shows. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Jeff Kramer Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass goes to Navy Pier to visit the clearance sales. (2 minutes) Act One In the Nude ByDavid Sedaris David Sedaris reads from his story "Naked." (21 minutes) Act Two Haiku at the Scrimmage Line ByScott Carrier Scott Carrier's Haiku stories. Scott is the author of Running After Antelope. (13 minutes) Act Three Everyday Anthropology ByIra Glass Found zoophilia letters read. (7 minutes) Act Four Grandma and Easy ByJay AllisonCarmen Delzell Carmen Delzell/Jay Allison's story on a guitar player. (10 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 150: Kids As Adults Jan. 21, 2000 Act Two: Househusband At 12 When Anh Tuan Hoang was 12 and living in Vietnam back in 1980, his cousin was scheming up a way to escape the country by boat. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Two: No Tenenbaum, No Tenenbaum This American Life receives an emergency transmission from a rooftop somewhere in New York City, where John Hodgman reports on the true-life origins of Christmas traditions. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Four: An Animal Farm Christmas The great Christmas classics are all like fables. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 589 June 17, 2016 Tell Me I’m Fat Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat.