Full episode 411: First Contact Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira speaks with Scott Krepel—via his interpreter Marc Holmes—about what happened when Scott got cochlear implants as a kid and could suddenly hear for the first time. (Download the transcript of this story here.) (9 minutes) More in Health and Health CareView all 663: How I Read It Dec. 7, 2018 Act Two: Know That You Are Unprecedentedly Negative When health care premiums went up in New York State, a bunch of people got mad and wrote letters to the state. 643: Damned If You Do… Apr. 13, 2018 Act Two: We Must Destroy This Family in Order to Save It Eileen was desperate to help her son, and the only way to do it involved a perverse legal loophole. But should she dare try it? Shannon Heffernan tells the story. 602: The Sun Comes Up Nov. 11, 2016 Act Seven: Nicholasville, Kentucky Donald Trump has promised to get rid of Obamacare. More by Ira GlassView all 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Two Host Ira Glass follows presidential hopeful Julián Castro as he prepares for the first debate of the Democratic primary. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story. 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named Jan. 18, 2019 Act Two: Details of the Devil Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.