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 Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Two Act Two 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) ByIra GlassDan Savage Act Three Campaign Diaries More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) ByMichael Lewis Act Four Party in the Killing Fields Cassandra Smith's father and grandfather were both Republican, and they were trying to change the Republican Party from the inside. She has this memory of one convention. ByCassandra Smith Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 442: Thugs July 29, 2011 Act One: Thug Me? No. Thug You. "Thug" is a very imprecise word. 224: Middlemen Oct. 25, 2002 Act Three: What It Takes To Tromp Through The Desert Al Jurczynski is the mayor of Schenectady, New York. 339: Break-Up Aug. 24, 2007 Act Two: But Why? Eight-year-old Betsy Walter goes on a campaign to understand her parents' divorce. Staff RecommendationsView all 354 Apr. 18, 2008 Mistakes Were Made Freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds. 742 July 23, 2021 The Thing I'm Getting Over What’s recovery mean, anyway?