32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. 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 29: Bob Dole July 19, 1996 Act One: Campaign Diaries We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. 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. 151: Primary Jan. 28, 2000 Act Two: The Mask Behind The Mask Usually it's difficult to get to know the front-runner in a Presidential race. Staff RecommendationsView all 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America. 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks!