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 15: Dawn Feb. 28, 1996 Act Two: Dawn Again Two-and-a-half years after Jack Hitt wrote the story that makes up Act One of our show, he returned to the tale of Dawn Langley Simmons. 439: A House Divided June 24, 2011 Act Two: Split a Gut One night on stage, comedian Julian McCullough had an intense pain in his stomach, which he assumed was food poisoning. 235: The Balloon Goes Up Mar. 21, 2003 Act Four: Fighting The Previous War Sarah Vowell tells the story about the first time the United States attacked a country that hadn't attacked us first. Staff RecommendationsView all 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan. 218 Aug. 9, 2002 Act V A group of inmates at a high-security prison stage a production of the last act of Hamlet.