753 November 12, 2021 What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) Act One Until The Cows Come Home ByDavid Kestenbaum A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) Act Two How I Met My Mother ByElna Baker Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home ByHallie Cantor Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest ByJeanne Darst For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) Song:“Communication Song (Song For Kids)” by Marian Burns Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 599: Seriously? Oct. 21, 2016 Act Three: Aw, Do We NAFTA? Ira explains that when Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton all seemed to be against free trade agreements, he got genuinely confused. 142: Barbara Oct. 15, 1999 Act Two Barbara's story continues, as she hears some terrible news about her son. 594: My Summer Self Aug. 12, 2016 Act One: Grapes of Wrath Producer Dana Chivvis explores the case of a 66-year-old working lifeguard who is suing New York State for age discrimination after refusing to wear a Speedo on the job. Staff RecommendationsView all 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot. 488 Feb. 22, 2013 Harper High School - Part Two Part two of our program on Harper High School in Chicago, where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.