753 November 12, 2021 What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Transcript Prologue Prologue At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Until The Cows Come Home A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Act Two How I Met My Mother Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) ByElna Baker Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) ByHallie Cantor Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) ByJeanne Darst Song:“Communication Song (Song For Kids)” by Marian Burns Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act Two: He’s Making A List, Checking It Nice, Gonna Find Out Who Voted Twice After this year’s election, Republicans in North Carolina went out looking for cases of voter fraud - all over the state. 697: Alone Together Mar. 20, 2020 Act Three: Mom Ira calls up his mother Shirley Glass after unexpectedly finding her quoted as a “sexpert” in Marie Claire magazine, back in 1996. 647: LaDonna May 25, 2018 Act One: The Old Guard LaDonna sets out to understand how this place is run. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.