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 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 49: Animals Jan. 10, 1997 Act Three: The Moment When Humans Stopped Being Animals Anthropologists agree that humans stopped being animals when they started walking upright, on two legs. 362: Got You Pegged Aug. 22, 2008 Act One: The Fat Blue Line While riding in a patrol car to research a novel, crime writer Richard Price witnessed a misunderstanding that for many people is pretty much accepted as an upsetting fact of life. 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 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to make its monthly quota: 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.