Full episode 681: Escape From the Lab Prologue Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Ira questions the motives of overly ambitious scientists and inventors. (2 minutes) More in ScienceView all 689: Digging Up the Bones Dec. 6, 2019 Act Three: A Curious Bone David Kestenbaum tells the story of a man on the verge of one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time … right on the verge. (4 minutes) 662: Where There Is a Will Nov. 16, 2018 Act Two: Life Is a Coin With One Side Producer David Kestenbaum took issue with the entire premise of today’s show, and explains why. 655: The Not-So-Great Unknown Aug. 24, 2018 Act One: So Over The Moon Producer David Kestenbaum tells the story of an astronaut who returns with a very unexpected view of the great beyond. More by Ira GlassView all 737: The Daily May 14, 2021 Act Four: Here’s What Else You Need To Know Today Host Ira Glass with the last piece in today’s show, inspired by the New York Times podcast, The Daily. (3 minutes) 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled Mar. 19, 2021 Act One Reporter Paul Tough and Host Ira Glass look at the biggest change in admissions this year: colleges no longer requiring the SATs. 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years.