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 Share a clip Transcript Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) Act One Until The Cows Come Home ByDavid Kestenbaum A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) Act Two How I Met My Mother ByElna Baker Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home ByHallie Cantor Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest ByJeanne Darst For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) Song:“Communication Song (Song For Kids)” by Marian Burns Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 723: Squeaker Nov. 6, 2020 Act Two: New York and Germany Stephanie Foo talks with two Army officers with very different political views about the week’s results. 475: Send a Message Sept. 28, 2012 Act Four: Not My First Time at the Rodeo A man has a very clear vision of how he always stood up to his father,protected his mother and fought hard for the truth. 721: The Walls Close In Oct. 23, 2020 Act Two: Music of the Night after Night after Night The musicians in the orchestra for Phantom of the Opera tell reporter Jay Caspian Kang about what it’s like to play the exact same music every single night—for decades—and how they’ve learned to make their peace with it. (22 minutes) Staff RecommendationsView all 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones. 504 Sept. 6, 2013 How I Got Into College How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.