85 December 5, 1997 Poultry Slam 1997 Humans have turned chicken and turkey into what we want them to be, which means that chickens and turkeys are a mirror of ourselves. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Eva Ekeblad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes) Act One Chicken Diva ByJack Hitt Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes) Act Two Headless Chicken In Topless Bar ByIra Glass Ira with Lloyd Natoff, on killing chickens. (9 minutes) Act Three Duck Warrior ByMichael Lewis Michael Lewis on duck hunting. (7 minutes) Act Four Trying To Respect A Chicken ByIra Glass Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 255: This American Life’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Dec. 19, 2003 Act One: Make A Joyous Noise Unto Your Mom Ian Brown tries, after decades of failure, to give his mother the perfect Christmas gift. 37: The Job That Takes Over Your Life Sept. 27, 1996 Act Four: Orientation Even the most innocent office job can take over your life. 349: Valentine’s Day 2008 Feb. 15, 2008 Act Two: The Over-Protective Kind Veronica Chater's mother wants to go to a resort in Mexico with a friend. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected.