Full episode 426: Tough Room 2011 Act One Make 'em Laff Share a clip ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass spends time in perhaps the toughest room on earth, the editorial meeting at the satirical newspaper, The Onion, where there's one laugh for every 100 jokes. (17 minutes) Song:“Ha Ha” by Harper Simon More in FunnyView all 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act One: The Youth In Asia When a pet dies, to what degree can it be replaced by another? And to what degree can pets replace people in our lives? David Sedaris tells this story of cats and dogs and other animals. 590: Choosing Wrong June 24, 2016 Act Three: Post-It Not Comedian Kurt Braunohler makes a wrong choice, for his own amusement. 551: Good Guys 2015 Mar. 20, 2015 Act Two: The Heels On The Bus Mike Birbiglia has this story about a time his good guy-ness was called into question. More by Ira GlassView all 656: Let Me Count the Ways Sept. 14, 2018 Act Two: Kitchen Sink All the little and not-so-little ways the Trump administration is tightening its scrutiny of immigrants. 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? July 13, 2018 Act Three: An Awful Place That You’re Lucky To Get To Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall. 633: Our Town - Part Two Dec. 15, 2017 Act Five: Today In 2012, the fever broke, and the Albertville city council stopped targeting Latino residents.