Full episode 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Prologue Share a clip Transcript Host Ira Glass explains that today's show begins in 1865 and ends today. Ira reads briefly from Lincoln's Second Inaugural address, which describes slavery as America's Original Sin of sorts. (6 minutes) ByIra Glass More in HistoryView all 793: The Problem with Ghosts Mar. 10, 2023 Act One: Ghost Industrial Complex Reporter Chenjerai Kumanyika visits Savannah, Georgia to learn about the city’s popular ghost tours. 793: The Problem with Ghosts Mar. 10, 2023 Act Three: Seance Fiction In the 1920s, at the height of the Spiritualism movement, a friendship blossomed between two men with opposing views on the topic: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 644: Random Acts of History Apr. 27, 2018 Act One: The Miseducation of Castlemont High A bunch of high school students gets taken to see a movie that’s supposed to teach them about history. More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country.