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 58: Small Towns Apr. 4, 1997 Act Three: Small Town In The Big City Paul Johnson, Carlos Appleby, and Sanantonio Brooks talk about how their housing project is like a small town. 258: Leaving the Fold Jan. 30, 2004 Act Two: God And Hockey Ira talks with Shalom Auslander, who was raised as an Orthodox Jew and who made a pivotal break with his faith at a Rangers game. 331: Habeas Schmabeas (2007) Apr. 27, 2007 Act Two: September 11th, 1660 Habeas corpus began in England. Staff RecommendationsView all 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America. 261 Mar. 26, 2004 The Sanctity of Marriage A generation of researchers has revolutionized the way we see marriage.