Full episode 169: Pursuit of Happiness Act Two When Happiness Hurtles Downward Like Rain From Heaven Share a clip Transcript ByThomas Beller Thomas Beller tells the story of how we go from innocently amusing ourselves, to less innocent activities—all in the pursuit of happiness. It's an excerpt from his novel The Sleep-over Artist. (7 minutes) Song:“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by BJ Thomas More in FictionView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act Three: Fraught Couture A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. 639: In Dog We Trust (2018) Feb. 23, 2018 Act Four: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. 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. 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.