83 November 14, 1997 One of Us Stories of outsiders who want to be insiders, and vice versa. Download Share a clip Transcript Gwen's River City Images Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks with "Jim Steel," who tells a story about the social rules at his high school in Wisconsin. (4 minutes) Act One My Crap Life ByTim Melley Writer Tim Melley. (23 minutes) Act Two My Worklife ByDan Collison Independent producer Dan Collison, on Pilottown and a feature story that fell apart. (10 minutes) Act Three My Church Life BySusan Bergman Susan Bergman and the Christian convention. Susan is the author of Anonymity. (19 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 161: Million Bubbles June 2, 2000 Act Six: Bubble Five David Sedaris, author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, explains how the most important moments of your life can happen in a car...and you can miss them. 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural July 4, 1997 Act Two: Nelson Mandela And Abraham Lincoln Some stunning parallels between the political strategies of the two leaders, by John Matisonn. 147: A Teenager's Guide to God Dec. 17, 1999 Act Five: The Substance Of Things Hoped For The teenagers try to get to know the locals, without a lot of success. Staff RecommendationsView all 84 Nov. 21, 1997 Harold The story of Harold Washington and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.