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 648: Unteachable Moment June 8, 2018 Act Two: Throw the Book at Them A group of kids is told that “education is the door to their futures.” But these kids are in jail, facing adult sentences. 278: Spies Like Us Nov. 19, 2004 Act Two: Life With The Haters Writer Beth Lisick decides to try a new strategy to get her infant to sleep better, and buys a baby monitor as part of the deal. 366: A Better Mousetrap (2008) Oct. 10, 2008 Act Two: Financial Mousetrap Looked at one way, the current flailing economy is a victim of invention—Wall Street invention. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 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.