32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download 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 575: Poetry of Propaganda Dec. 18, 2015 Act Two: Not Our Town When Jon Mooallem went to see his six-year-old daughter in a musical at her after-school program, he didn't know what to expect. 392: Someone Else's Money Oct. 16, 2009 Act Four: Sorry Johnny... It's Only Business. This American Life producer Sarah Koenig reports on a very surprising reason why insurance companies dump members, and how this reasoning contradicts President Obama's argument for what will lower health care costs. 174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones Dec. 29, 2000 Happy Birthday to Us Long-time Fresh Air host Terry Gross offers her congratulations and some words of wisdom to This American Life to help commemorate the show's fifth anniversary. 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.