Full episode 361: Fear of Sleep Act Five A Small Taste Of The Big Sleep ByIra Glass For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. We hear from some of them. In the radio broadcast version of this act, Ira Glass also read from the poem "Aubade" by Philip Larkin. (5 minutes) More in DeathView all 689: Digging Up the Bones Dec. 6, 2019 Act One: Family Plot Producer Lina Misitzis travels to Greece with her family to exhume the bones of her dead grandmother. (20 minutes) 673: Left Behind Apr. 19, 2019 Act Three: The Book of Death Is Long and Boring Where do we go when we die? Producer David Kestenbaum learns that the answer's pretty bureaucratic. 646: The Secret of My Death May 18, 2018 Act One: Dear Dealer We begin with a woman whose sister has died. More by Ira GlassView all 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role.