Full episode 319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement Act One The Hills Have Eyes Share a clip ByAlex Blumberg Some of the scariest stories happen when fluffy, innocent creatures turn murderously evil. This American Life producer Alex Blumberg tells one such story, about a raccoon gone bad. (13 minutes) Song:“Evil” by 45 Grave More in Health and Health CareView all 732: Secrets Feb. 19, 2021 Act Two: Bad Cell Service Pavan Bivigou writes about having sickle-cell anemia. 729: Making the Cut Jan. 8, 2021 Act One: God Committee People given the difficult task of deciding who lives and who dies. 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Two: Know That You Are Unprecedentedly Negative When health care premiums went up in New York State, a bunch of people got mad and wrote letters to the state. More by Alex BlumbergView all 714: Day at the Beach Aug. 14, 2020 Act Two: Beach Doctor Alex Blumberg talks to Shane Dubow about a time decades ago, when Shane went sea kayaking and camping with his friends on the beach in Baja California, Mexico. 605: Kid Logic (2016) Dec. 16, 2016 Act Four: When Small Thoughts Meet Big Brains Alex Blumberg investigates a little-studied phenomenon: Children who get a mistaken idea in their heads about how something works or what something means, and then don't figure out until well into adulthood that they were wrong. 527: 180 Degrees June 13, 2014 Act One: Seeing the Forrest For the Little Trees Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter.