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 Share a clip Transcript Imagno/Getty Images Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass 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 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 626: White Haze Sept. 22, 2017 Act Two: Phone Calls to an Undisclosed Location The man who organized the rally in Charlottesville is named Jason Kessler. 336: Who Can You Save? July 6, 2007 Act One: Kill One, Save Five Say there's a group of five people standing on a train track, and you're on a train coming toward them. 481: This Week Dec. 7, 2012 Act One: Kabul, Afghanistan This American Life contributor Hyder Akbar heads into Kunar Province inEastern Afghanistan to report back on life there this week. 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. 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be.