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. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 599: Seriously? Oct. 21, 2016 Act Four: Seriously? We’ve been wondering about some of the things President Obama thinks about the current election, but can’t say publicly. 156: What Remains Mar. 31, 2000 Act Two: Exile On Main Street Keith Gessen, a young Russian emigre, revisits the heroes of his youth: the brave Soviet dissidents who risked their lives at the height of the Cold War. 342: How to Rest in Peace Nov. 2, 2007 Act Two: The Good Son A story about a mother who wants to commit suicide and a son who dutifully helps her do it—even though his mother is a happy, healthy, independent person. Staff RecommendationsView all 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense. 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.