Full episode 51: Animals Die, People Ponder Act Two The 400 Pound CEO Share a clip Transcript Short fiction by George Saunders. (31 minutes) ByGeorge Saunders More in FictionView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act Three: Fraught Couture A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. 639: In Dog We Trust Feb. 23, 2018 Act Four: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. More by George SaundersView all 42: Get Over It! Nov. 15, 1996 Act Two: Wishing For Amnesia Fiction writer George Saunders reads his story "Offloading for Mrs Schwartz," from his book CivilWarLand in Bad Decline.