Full episode 227: Why We Fight Act One Senator's Proxy Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira speaks with Gordon Jondroe of the newly-created Department of Homeland Security, trying to get answers to Senator Graham's questions. It doesn't go so well. (5 minutes) Song:“Mean Old World” by Sam Cooke More in September 11View all 644: Random Acts of History Apr. 27, 2018 Act Two: Exit Through The Gift Shop The bizarre experience of being a guest in museum dedicated to the worst day of your life. 445: Ten Years In Sept. 9, 2011 Act Two: In the Garden of the Unknown Unknowns Marian Fontana, whose husband was a firefighter who died on 9/11, originally appeared on our show in 2005. 445: Ten Years In Sept. 9, 2011 Act Three: Put on a Happy Face In 2008, reporter Chris Neary told the story of John, a soldier who returned from tours of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe PTSD, and ended up attacking his fiancee and her mother. More by Ira GlassView all 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. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role.