Full episode 700: Embiggening Prologue Prologue Share a clip 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. More in COVID-19View all 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act One: Through The Eye Of A Needle Fewer than 40 million Americans have gotten the vaccine so far, which leaves a lot of people jealous and wondering what happens inside those little rooms. 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Three: One if By Land, Three if By Sea Firefighter and paramedic Sam Gebler gets a glimpse of what lurks beneath the surface of a sunny California afternoon. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Four: Quarantweening Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a seventh grader who doesn’t have a seventh grade, or an eighth grade. (11 minutes) More by Ira GlassView all 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role.