29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 324: My Brilliant Plan Jan. 26, 2007 Act One: Mr. Adam's Neighborhood Radio reporter Adam Davidson went to Iraq to report on the war. 182: Cringe Apr. 13, 2001 Act Two: M*a*s*h Notes Ira reports on a week he spent on the set of the TV show M*A*S*H in 1979, supposedly to do a story about the program for National Public Radio. 630: Things I Mean to Know Oct. 27, 2017 Act One: Fraud Complex We’ve all heard reports that voter fraud isn’t real. Staff RecommendationsView all 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.