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 111: Adventures in the Simple Life Sept. 11, 1998 Act One Two brothers set out with a friend to cross America on horseback. 422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special Dec. 17, 2010 Act Two: Stocking Stuffers Two very, very short stories by Edith Zimmerman. 328: What I Learned from Television Mar. 16, 2007 Act Two: Turkeys In Pilgrim Clothing Sarah Vowell examines what happens when TV takes on a subject it really has no business exploring at all, but seems fairly obsessed with nonetheless: The Pilgrims. Staff RecommendationsView all 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses. 354 Apr. 18, 2008 Mistakes Were Made Freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds.