Full episode 396: #1 Party School Prologue ByIra GlassSarah Koenig Host Ira Glass visits This American Life producer Sarah Koenig at her house in State College PA, a few blocks from Penn State's campus, on a weekend night near one in the morning. They witness all kinds of alcohol-induced mayhem. (8 minutes) Song:“Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus More in AlcoholView all 628: In the Shadow of the City 2017 Oct. 13, 2017 Act One: Brooklyn Archipelago Out for a simple pleasure cruise with two friends, Alex Zharov was planning to see Jamaica Bay in New York City. 485: Surrogates Jan. 25, 2013 Act Two: Maul in the Family Amity Bitzel was a teenager when her parents decided to adopt a 27-year-old man. 432: Know When To Fold ‘Em Apr. 8, 2011 Act Three: Gin Rummy One of the principles of treating alcoholism is that there's hope for everyone. More by Ira GlassView all 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled Mar. 19, 2021 Act One Reporter Paul Tough and Host Ira Glass look at the biggest change in admissions this year: colleges no longer requiring the SATs. 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America.