59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Ben Crowe Act One Firestarter Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes) ByPaul Tough Act Two Centralia 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) ByIra GlassAlix Spiegel Act Three Fearless Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes) ByNancy Updike Act Four The Big Picture Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Five The Fire Within Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute) ByRennie Sparks Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 95: Monogamy Mar. 6, 1998 Act Three: Istanbul Ian Brown of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the normal struggle most people experience when they try to stay monogamous. 321: Sink or Swim Dec. 1, 2006 Act Three: If This Ark Is A Rockin', Don't Come A Knockin' Jonathan Goldstein retells the original sink-or-swim story, the one about Noah and the flood. 160: Character Assassination May 19, 2000 Act One: Those Who Ignore History Are Condemned To Repeat It—But Those Who Pay Attention To History Are Also Condemned To Repeat It Dirty political attacks go back to the very beginning of the American Republic. Staff RecommendationsView all 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration. 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.