Full episode 49: Animals Prologue Share a clip Transcript Samantha Martin trains raccoons to play basketball and rats to bowl. She says that what we want from animals is for them to imitate humans. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass More in JobsView all 735: Bloody Feelings Apr. 9, 2021 Act One: Started From Phle-Bottom, Now We’re Here When Adele wrote into our show last summer, she described herself as “the worst phlebotomist in the whole hospital.” Producer Diane Wu couldn’t resist calling her up to find out exactly what she meant by that. 653: Crime Scene (2018) Aug. 3, 2018 Act One: Grime Scene Reporter Nancy Updike spends two days with Neal Smither, who cleans up crime scenes for a living, and comes away wanting to open his Los Angeles franchise, despite the gore — or maybe because of it. 520: No Place Like Home Mar. 14, 2014 Act Two: Phone Home Seth Freed Wessler reports on people going the opposite direction over the US/Mexico border. More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country.