662 November 16, 2018 Where There Is a Will Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Imagno/Getty Images Prologue Prologue Host Ira Glass talks with Etgar Keret who tells the story of how his mother convinced an army general to send her son home for a day in the middle of a war. (7 minutes) ByIra GlassEtgar Keret Act One When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want As a teenager he saw himself as an historical figure, then that ended up becoming true. Producer Zoe Chace tells the story of Newt Gingrich, the man who either reinvented politics or broke it. (34 minutes) ByZoe Chace Act Two Life Is a Coin With One Side Producer David Kestenbaum took issue with the entire premise of today’s show, and explains why. (14 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Song:“I Will” by Art Garfunkel Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 372: The Inauguration Show Jan. 16, 2009 Act Three: Lions And Lambs When Barack Obama chose Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to give a prayer at his inauguration, gay and lesbian groups cried foul, because of Warren's past remarks about homosexuality and gay marriage. 12: Animals Jan. 31, 1996 Act One: Food Chain In A New York Apartment This American Life contributor Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Two: Mr. Popular Vladmir Putin’s approval rating among Russians is always stunningly high. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 449 Oct. 28, 2011 Middle School Stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school.