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 Share a clip 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 523: Death and Taxes Apr. 25, 2014 Act Two: Taxes Al Drucker used to work for the IRS doing tax enforcement. 322: Shouting Across the Divide Dec. 15, 2006 Act One: Which One of These Is Not Like the Others? Serry and her husband's love story began in a place not usually associated with romance: The West Bank. 495: Hot In My Backyard May 17, 2013 Act Three: Find an Enemy Host Ira Glass tells the story of writer turned activist Bill McKibben. Staff RecommendationsView all 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.