700 April 10, 2020 Embiggening Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known. Download Share a clip Transcript Juan Bernabeu Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass A nurse giving instructions to her partner in case she dies from COVID-19; a brother and sister talking every day, all of a sudden. (9 minutes) We first heard about nurse Elise Barrett in a story by Eric Boodman for STAT. Act One I Can’t Be Your Hero, Baby ByKarla Cornejo Villavicencio The stories of undocumented people so often sound cliche. Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has heard all of them, and thought she could do better. (23 minutes) Song:“Separation Anxiety” by Mutts Act Two Popular Vote BySean Cole The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later. (16 minutes) Song:“High School” by MC5 Act Three Tunnel Vision ByIra Glass A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. Nick Kohler tells Ira the story behind the tunnel, which he wrote about for MacLean’s. (10 minutes) Song:“Tell me Everything” by Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 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. 291: Reunited (And It Feels So Good) July 1, 2005 Act One: Not Your Parents' Parent Trap The story of an Iranian couple who were unhappily married for 27 years. 642: The Impossible Dream Apr. 6, 2018 Act Four: It’s Our Prerogative The government shuts down, and Flake tries to get the senate to ignore what the White House wants. Unsuccessfully. Staff RecommendationsView all 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.