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 38: Simulated Worlds Oct. 11, 1996 Act Four: Simulating Worlds On The Radio Ira Glass worked for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered for seventeen years, and shares a few thoughts on the devices he and his colleagues used to simulate the real world on those shows. 434: This Week May 6, 2011 Act Three: Monday, Tucson AZ Ira plays a recorded example of American-style democracy, a school board meeting in Tucson, recorded by a high school teacher, Sarah Bromer. 160: Character Assassination May 19, 2000 Act One: Those Who Ignore History Are Condemned To Repeat It—But Those Who Pay Attention To History Are Also Condemned To Repeat It Dirty political attacks go back to the very beginning of the American Republic. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected.