756 December 10, 2021 But I Did Everything Right People earnestly doing what they're told, and absolutely not getting what they were promised. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Mojo Wang Prologue Prologue A teenage girl finds a wallet and has to decide whether to return it. That, and other stories of people trying to do the right thing, and it not working out the way they thought. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Damned If You Don't Rebecca Shrader thought she knew what was right when it came to abortion. Then she got pregnant. Reporter Emma Green tells the story. (31 minutes) Emma Green reported this story in collaboration for The Atlantic and its podcast, The Experiment. ByEmma Green Act Two Brian and Peg Brian and Peg disagree over a very important thing. Host Ira Glass tries to figure out who’s right. (11 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Three Bought the Farm Senior editor David Kestenbaum helps his kids set up an ant farm. They follow all the instructions, to the letter! But he ends up learning a lesson he’s pretty sure the manufacturer did not intend. (8 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Song:“Feel It All” by Athena Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 316: The Cat Came Back Aug. 18, 2006 Act Two: Political Cat Ira talks about a specter who haunts the floor of the United States Senate and won't go away, who keeps showing up on TV and making speeches. 715: Long-Awaited Asteroid Finally Hits Earth Aug. 28, 2020 Act Two: Screen Times at Ridgemont High Aviva DeKornfeld talks with a high schooler about how he’s prepped for remote learning with a bunch of kids he doesn’t know. (4 minutes) 53: Valentine’s Day ‘97 Feb. 7, 1997 Act Two: Mom, Dad, Bats A story by Bia Lowe. Staff RecommendationsView all 419 Nov. 12, 2010 Petty Tyrant The rise and fall of a school maintenance man in Schenectady, New York who terrorized his staff and got away with it for decades. 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own.