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 ByIra GlassEtgar Keret 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) Act One When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want ByZoe Chace 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) Act Two Life Is a Coin With One Side ByDavid Kestenbaum Producer David Kestenbaum took issue with the entire premise of today’s show, and explains why. (14 minutes) Song:“I Will” by Art Garfunkel Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 413: Georgia Rambler July 30, 2010 Act Six: Twiggs County Sarah Koenig drives to Jeffersonville, a town of about 1200, and when she asks who is the most interesting person in town, she's led to Sonya Mallory. 62: Something for Nothing May 2, 1997 Act Two: Guinea Pig Zero Ira interviews Bob Helms, creator of the zine Guinea Pig Zero, which is about people who make their living by donating their bodies to science for medical experiments. 174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones Dec. 29, 2000 Act One: Pilgrim's Progress Regular TAL contributor Sarah Vowell takes over the family Thanksgiving dinner by bringing everyone to New York. Staff RecommendationsView all 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks!