Full episode 1: New Beginnings Prologue ByIra Glass Ira talks with Joe Franklin, host of the longest running talk show in television history, to get advice for his new radio show. (6 minutes) Song:“Destination Moon” by Dinah Washington More in TelevisionView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act One: Breakout Star A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) 677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild June 14, 2019 Act One: You Don’t Have to Be a Star to Be in My Show Zack McDermott was a lawyer who moonlighted as a comedian. 675: I’m on TV?? May 17, 2019 Act One: Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used...on Television Dan Taberski takes us into the world of the TV shows Cops and Live PD. More by Ira GlassView all 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. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America.