Full episode 272: Big Tent Act One Pink Elephant Share a clip ByIra Glass Patrick Howell, a gay Republican from Orlando, goes on what might seem like an ill-fated hearts-and-minds mission at the Republican Convention. (11 minutes) More in PoliticsView all 665: Before Things Went to Hell Jan. 11, 2019 Act One: Where Have You Gone, Barbara Jordan? Our Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to You Back in the 1990s, a bipartisan team led by the charismatic Barbara Jordan came up with a solution to the immigration debate that would have fixed a lot the things we’re arguing about today. 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Two: Know That You Are Unprecedentedly Negative When health care premiums went up in New York State, a bunch of people got mad and wrote letters to the state. 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Three: Bladen Runner What one professor saw in voter registrations that others didn’t. 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.