421 December 3, 2010 Last Man Standing Is it stubbornness? Tenacity? Survival of the fittest? This week, stories about people who feel compelled to keep going, especially when everyone else has given up. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript L.Brumm Photography and Design Act One Act One ByIra Glass Ira Glass speaks with JoAnn Chiakulas, the only Juror on the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich who believed he was innocent of trying to sell Barack Obama's senate seat. (11 minutes) Song:“Do Your Duty” by Candi Staton Act Two Last Man Stand-Up BySarah Koenig Producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of Duke Fightmaster, who refused to give up his simple dream: to replace Conan O'Brien. (24 1/2 minutes) Act Three My Own Private U.F.O. ByElna Baker A story about God and extraterrestrials, told by Elna Baker. Elna is the author of a memoir called The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. Song:“My Flying Saucer” by Billy Bragg & Wilco Photos My Own Private U.F.O. Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 650: Change You Can Maybe Believe In June 29, 2018 Act One: The All-Too-Real Housewives of Argentina Reporter Jasmine Garsd grew up in Argentina watching talk shows, which were kind of extreme even for Latin American television. 35: Fall Clearance Sale Sept. 6, 1996 Act Four: Grandma and Easy Carmen Delzell/Jay Allison's story on a guitar player. 73: Blame It on Art Aug. 22, 1997 Act Four: Grace Note After all this doom and gloom about the difficult lives of artists, we end the show with a more hopeful story from Joel Kostman, a New York City locksmith, who tells us about an incident that happened to him on the job. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 218 Aug. 9, 2002 Act V A group of inmates at a high-security prison stage a production of the last act of Hamlet.