32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) Act Two Act Two ByIra GlassDan Savage Sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells the odd story of how he became a Republican state convention delegate even though he's a Democrat and gay. (18 minutes) Act Three Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 139: Ghosts of Elections Past Sept. 3, 1999 Act Two: Kiss And Tell A Walter Mondale-voting, gay-rights-supporting unrepentant liberal signs up as a Republican party member—and ends up a party functionary—a delegate to the state Republican convention...where he wreaks havoc. 33: A Night at the Wiener Circle Aug. 23, 1996 Act Three: A Parable of Politics Reporter Shirley Jahad investigates the politics of the Chicago hot dog on Navy Pier. 138: The Real Thing Aug. 27, 1999 Act One: My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult The story of someone trying and trying to get close to The Real Thing, and why it was so difficult. Staff RecommendationsView all 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.