63 May 9, 1997 One Thing People whose lives are organized around one thing. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Diego Sevilla Prologue ByIra Glass Ira talks with a gang kid who turned to Jesus with the same ferocity and dedication with which he served his old street gang. (5 minutes) Act One Life Without Leanne ByLarry Doyle A story by Larry Doyle. (10 minutes) Act Two Inescapable Logic ByBeau O'Reilly Beau O'Reilly tells the story of a man who tried to run for President as a utopian nudist. (24 minutes) Act Three More Than One Thing ByPaul Tough How journalist Philip Weiss came to agree with some Clinton conspiracy theorists but not to follow their cause. With Paul Tough. (10 minutes) Act Four Quitting Quitting ByIra Glass This American Life gets a return visit from Evan Harris, the woman who used to believe that quitting was the one thing at the heart of all human existence. (8 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 247: What Is This Thing? Sept. 19, 2003 Act One: Inside The Romance Industry Robin Epstein visits people who define this thing called love—for a living. 146: Urban Nature Dec. 10, 1999 Act Two: One Brave Man Stands Up For What's Right Unlike Reykjavik, some cities don't coddle citizens in their idiosyncratic beliefs about nature. 119: Lockup Jan. 8, 1999 Act One: I Mess With Texas Over two decades ago, not long after he got out of Texas prison for robbery, Ray Hill got a job at his local public radio station, KPFT in Houston. 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. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.