Full episode 311: A Better Mousetrap (2006) Act Four Squashing The Creative Spirit Share a clip ByAndy Raskin In San Francisco, Andy Raskin tells a story about the spirit of invention, and the forces that want to stop it...at the dinner table. (8 minutes) More in FoodView all 668: The Long Fuse Feb. 15, 2019 Act One: Humor Is Not The Best Medicine Producer Lilly Sullivan reports out that voicemail. (13 minutes) 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 25, 2015 Act Two: Oily Potter and The Gobble of Fire Producer Stephanie Foo fell hard for a new holiday tradition this year – Turkey Fryer PSAs created by fire departments across the country. 569: Put a Bow on It Oct. 9, 2015 Act One: The Room Where It Happens Producer Zoe Chace gets into the room that Ira has been wondering about. 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. 165 July 28, 2000 Americans In Paris David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris.