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. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Eva Ekeblad Prologue Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Chicken Diva Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes) ByJack Hitt Act Two Headless Chicken In Topless Bar Ira with Lloyd Natoff, on killing chickens. (9 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Three Duck Warrior Michael Lewis on duck hunting. (7 minutes) ByMichael Lewis Act Four Trying To Respect A Chicken Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes) ByIra Glass Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named Jan. 18, 2019 Act One: Record Deal with the Devil New Yorker staff writer Kelefa Sanneh tells the story of exorcist Bob Larson’s trip into the world of heavy metal. 92: Leave the Mask On Feb. 6, 1998 Act Three: The Unmasking A story of guys who wear real masks, like superheroes, in their jobs as costumed wrestlers in a kind of Mexican wrestling called Lucha Libre. 144: Where Words Fail Nov. 5, 1999 Act Two: Look For The Union Label A father and daughter (Adrian LeBlank and his daughter Adrian Le Blank) decide to write his obituary—together—not really thinking very seriously at first about the real meaning of what they were doing. Staff RecommendationsView all 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other? 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short.