29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. Download Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 460: Retraction Mar. 16, 2012 Act Two: Mike's Account Host Ira Glass has a lot of questions for Mike Daisey, beginning with why Daisey lied to Ira and This American Life producer Brian Reed about how they could fact-check his story with Cathy Lee. 196: Rashomon Oct. 5, 2001 Act Two: Bombs Over Baghdad We hear the story of the Persian Gulf war, as told by Issam Shukri, a family man from Bagdad who was drafted into Saddam's army against his will. 34: Democratic Convention Aug. 30, 1996 Act Four: TV Show Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Staff RecommendationsView all 589 June 17, 2016 Tell Me I’m Fat Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.