Full episode 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Act Three Good Blacks, Bad Blacks Transcript Writer Malcolm Gladwell, reads from a story that he first wrote for the New Yorker magazine about his cousins, who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica 12 years ago. (11 minutes) ByMalcolm Gladwell More in FamilyView all 824: Family Meeting Feb. 23, 2024 Act Two: Sealed With A Diss An excerpt from “Belles Lettres," a short story by Nafissa Thompson-Spires from her book Heads of the Colored People, performed by actors Erika Alexander and Eisa Davis with a cameo from our colleague Alvin Melathe. 814: Parents Are People Nov. 10, 2023 Act Three: Ride or Die There are many kids who do not gradually discover that grown ups don’t have a handle on everything. These kids already know. 811: The One Place I Can’t Go Sept. 29, 2023 Act One: I Coulda Grown Big in Japan Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka moved suddenly from Japan to the U.S. when she was eight years old, and has long joked that it was because her grandmother kidnapped her from her dad. More by Malcolm GladwellView all 590: Choosing Wrong June 24, 2016 Act One: Swish Miss Wilt Chamberlain - easily one of the best basketball players of all time - was a terrible free throw shooter. 348: Tough Room Feb. 8, 2008 Act Four: Tough News Room Malcolm Gladwell is a best-selling author and famous journalist at the New Yorker magazine.