Full episode 697: Alone Together Act Three Mom Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Ira calls up his mother Shirley Glass after unexpectedly finding her quoted as a “sexpert” in Marie Claire magazine, back in 1996. One of the first stories we did on our show. (8 minutes) More by Ira GlassView all 765: Off Course Mar. 18, 2022 Act One: The Audition Ira’s story of Yibin Li continues. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Four: A Matter of Principal (podcast only) Protestors came out across Russia after the Ukraine invasion. 763: The Other Mr. President Feb. 25, 2022 Act Two: Mr. Popular Vladmir Putin’s approval rating among Russians is always stunningly high.