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 107: Trail of Tears July 3, 1998 Act Two Sarah Vowell's story continues. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act One: Twas The Morning After A Christmas poem from David Rakoff, about holidays in The Big City. 145: Poultry Slam 1999 Nov. 26, 1999 Act Three: How To Do The Funky Chicken The true story of how a multinational chicken company turned a white man into a black man. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.