83 November 14, 1997 One of Us Stories of outsiders who want to be insiders, and vice versa. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Gwen's River City Images Prologue Host Ira Glass talks with "Jim Steel," who tells a story about the social rules at his high school in Wisconsin. (4 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One My Crap Life Writer Tim Melley. (23 minutes) ByTim Melley Act Two My Worklife Independent producer Dan Collison, on Pilottown and a feature story that fell apart. (10 minutes) ByDan Collison Act Three My Church Life Susan Bergman and the Christian convention. Susan is the author of Anonymity. (19 minutes) BySusan Bergman Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 131: The Kids Are Alright June 4, 1999 Act Four: When We Were Angels The most innocent possible student uprising imaginable...documented by an actual student, Hillary Frank, using the crude tools of a telephone answering machine and a shiny red boom box. 367: Ground Game Oct. 24, 2008 Act Three: Union Halls No one much likes to talk about it out loud, but everyone knows it's true: There are a lot of people out there who say they won't vote for Obama because he's black. 262: Miracle Cures Apr. 2, 2004 Act One: Changing The Channeler This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart goes to Brazil with his deaf mother to try and get her hearing back from a miracle healer called Joao de Deus, or John of God. Staff RecommendationsView all 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks! 706 May 29, 2020 A Mess to Be Reckoned With Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. She's great at it. But then, her niece goes missing.