692 January 31, 2020 The Show of Delights In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight. Download Share a clip Transcript Valero Doval Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassBim Adewunmi Ira Glass talks to Bim Adewunmi about her understanding of delight through American pop culture and the summer she spent in the US as a 19-year-old. Ira then hands the show over to Bim as guest host. (10 minutes) Act One The Job Of Delight ByBim Adewunmi Bim talks to poet Ross Gay, whose book inspired today’s show, about the discipline and rigor of seeking and holding onto delight. (8 minutes) Act Two The Squeals On The Bus ByRobyn Semien Producer Robyn Semien captures a special morning for her five-year-old son, Cole, who is doing something delightful for the very first time: he’s getting to ride the school bus. (4 minutes) Act Three Mrs. Meek Shall Inherit The Earth ByMiki Meek Producer Miki Meek speaks to Noriko Meek, her 72-year-old mother, about discovering delight late in life. (8 minutes) Act Four The Elephant In The Bedroom ByDana Chivvis Producer Dana Chivvis follows the night zookeeper at the Denver Zoo as she doles out snacks and tucks the animals in. (9 minutes) Act Five Delight At The End Of The Tunnel ByBim Adewunmi What happens when a dealer of delight gets depressed? Podcast host Tracy Clayton talks to Bim Adewunmi about the road back. (17 minutes) Song:“Whatever Makes You Happy” by The Miracles Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 2: Small Scale Sin Nov. 24, 1995 Act Two Poet Michael Warr talks with Ira and reads some of his poems inspired by his childhood. 494: Hit the Road May 3, 2013 Act Two: Car Pool Sierra Teller Ornelas tells a story about the time as a 10 year old she went on a very short, but memorable adventure in a car with the coolest girl she knew. 583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older Mar. 25, 2016 Act Four: Old Age For those in the early stages of dementia, some simple tasks become very complex. Staff RecommendationsView all 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father?