78 October 3, 1997 How Bad Is Bad? How bad is bad enough to count? To go to hell? DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript AmateurX Act One How Bad Is Stealing $800? ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to three teenage boys who buy computer equipment using stolen credit card numbers. (14 minutes) Act Two Golden Peacock ByJeff Dorchen We told Chicago playwright Jeff Dorchen about what the three boys in Act One said, and he created a brief original radio play picking up where they left off. (10 minutes) Act Three How Bad Is This Relationship? ByIra Glass The people of Chicago speak out. (5 minutes) Act Four How Bad Is That Movie? ByIra Glass Howard Rabinowitz and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. (4 minutes) Act Five Act Five ByIra Glass First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was thrown in prison by federal authorities for his crimes. (23 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 145: Poultry Slam 1999 Nov. 26, 1999 Act One: Duki The story of a typical American family—imaginary poultry—and a handpuppet. 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act One: Twas The Morning After A Christmas poem from David Rakoff, about holidays in The Big City. 207: Special Ed Mar. 8, 2002 Act One: Get On The Mic Ira interviews three of the people involved in making the documentary How's Your News?, about a team of developmentally disabled people who travel across the country doing man-on-the-street interviews. Staff RecommendationsView all 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. 563 Aug. 7, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part Two A city goes all out to integrate its schools.