59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. Download 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 126: Do-Gooders Apr. 9, 1999 Act Two: Humanitarians Modern-day fables of two different kinds of do-gooders during and after the 1994 genocide in the African country of Rwanda. 87: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas Dec. 19, 1997 Act Three: Based On A True Story A Hollywood TV producer tries to convince a church of evangelical Christians to sell out a member of their own congregation. 1: New Beginnings Nov. 17, 1995 Act Four Ira talks with Ed Ryder, who was wrongly imprisoned for twenty years and recently released. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.