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 200: Hearts and Minds Nov. 30, 2001 Act One: Don't Believe Anything You Hear On The Radio The story of a clandestine radio station the CIA set up back in the good old, bad old days of the 1950s, to overthrow Guatemala. 119: Lockup Jan. 8, 1999 Act One: I Mess With Texas Over two decades ago, not long after he got out of Texas prison for robbery, Ray Hill got a job at his local public radio station, KPFT in Houston. 432: Know When To Fold ‘Em Apr. 8, 2011 Act Two: Kings Do Not Fold Producer Nancy Updike shares a pattern that she's noticed recently: eleven steps that Middle Eastern dictators have been taking on the path to losing power. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 387 Aug. 7, 2009 Arms Trader (2009) The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man suspected of being an illegal arms dealer.