6 December 22, 1995 Christmas Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Chris Jones Prologue A Christmas radio play by David Sedaris and the Pinetree Gang. (28 minutes) ByThe Pinetree GangIra GlassDavid Sedaris Act One Act One A Christmas tree story by Chicago playwright/musician Beau O'Reilly. (14 minutes) ByBeau O'Reilly Act Two Act Two A story about Christmas at Juvenile Court by Chicago novelist/editor Reginald Gibbons. (10 minutes) ByReginald GibbonsIra Glass Act Three Act Three Peter Clowney reports on Christmas at the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church. Music from Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church all through the hour. (9 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. 497: This Week June 14, 2013 Act One News kept coming all week about the National Security Agency collecting data on the phone numbers we dial. 343: Poultry Slam 2007 Nov. 23, 2007 Act Four: The Meaning Of A Bird Writer David Rakoff explains how his life was changed—in a single evening—in a room of 5000 chickens. Staff RecommendationsView all 84 Nov. 21, 1997 Harold The story of Harold Washington and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins.