59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Ben Crowe Act One Firestarter ByPaul Tough Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes) Act Two Centralia ByIra GlassAlix Spiegel An inextinguishable subterranean fire on the edge of a small Pennsylvania town, and why the residents are not afraid of it. Host Ira Glass and This American Life contributor Alix Spiegel. (15 minutes) Act Three Fearless ByNancy Updike Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes) Act Four The Big Picture ByIra Glass Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes) Act Five The Fire Within ByRennie Sparks Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 67: Your Dream, My Nightmare June 27, 1997 Act Two: Colors An interracial couple takes a plantation tour. 147: A Teenager's Guide to God Dec. 17, 1999 Act One: Exodus These teenagers are the children the Christian right has in mind when it holds conferences on what's at stake in America's culture war. 495: Hot In My Backyard May 17, 2013 Act One: The CO2 in CO Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin tells the story of Colorado’s State Climatologist, Nolan Doesken. Staff RecommendationsView all 449 Oct. 28, 2011 Middle School Stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school. 504 Sept. 6, 2013 How I Got Into College How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.