32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) Act Two Act Two ByIra GlassDan Savage Sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells the odd story of how he became a Republican state convention delegate even though he's a Democrat and gay. (18 minutes) Act Three Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 179: Cicero Mar. 16, 2001 Act Three: War By Other Means Despite the town's resistance, Hispanics now make up three quarters of the population. 45: Media Fringe Dec. 6, 1996 Act Two: Whoring In Radio News Scott Carrier took a job in commercial radio working for a network correspondent he refers to as "The Friendly Man." Every story was supposed to be upbeat, a tale of people coming together in the heartwarming spirit of community. 131: The Kids Are Alright June 4, 1999 Act One: Where The People Walk Around Upside Down More stories from Wen Huang that contradict what you think you know about the 1989 student uprising in China. Staff RecommendationsView all 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone. 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense.