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 574: Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Dec. 11, 2015 Act Five: Chairman of the Block An odd occurrence at 124 East Fourth Street in Manhattan's East Village. 456: Reap What You Sow Jan. 27, 2012 Act Two: Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens Comedian Danny Lobell tells this story about the unintended consequences of bringing new residents to his Brooklyn neighborhood. 47: Christmas and Commerce Dec. 20, 1996 Act Four Tapes recorded in a Chicago home Christmas morning, more than 50 years ago. Staff RecommendationsView all 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: amusement parks! 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected.