Full episode 204: 81 Words Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass explains that the show this week consists of one long story, the story of something very small that was part of something very large in the history of our country. (2 minutes) More in SexualityView all 586: Who Do We Think We Are? May 6, 2016 Act One: Whose Great Idea Was This? When Mariya Karimjee was little, members of her family made a decision that would affect her entire life. 522: Tarred and Feathered Apr. 11, 2014 Act Two: Help Wanted There's one group of people that is universally tarred and feathered in the United States and most of the world. 486: Valentine’s Day Feb. 8, 2013 Act One: Best Laid Plans Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only 30. More by Ira GlassView all 660: Hoaxing Yourself Nov. 2, 2018 Act One: The Sun Never Sets—On The Moosewood Restaurant The story of two young people who, in their search to figure out who they were, pretended to be people they weren't. 656: Let Me Count the Ways Sept. 14, 2018 Act Two: Kitchen Sink All the little and not-so-little ways the Trump administration is tightening its scrutiny of immigrants. 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? July 13, 2018 Act Three: An Awful Place That You’re Lucky To Get To Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.