43 November 22, 1996 Faustian Bargains Inspired by a spate of new Chicago stage adaptations of the Faust story, This American Life brings you stories of people who made a deal with the devil. Download Share a clip Transcript Act One Dangerous Minds ByIra Glass LuAnne Johnson is a teacher who sold her story to Hollywood and saw it made into the film and TV series Dangerous Minds, in which a character named LuAnne Johnson does things the real LuAnne believes are unethical and silly. (15 minutes) Act Two The Undiscovered Country ByIra Glass Found tape of a conversation about bringing back the dead. (11 minutes) Act Three Voyager ByAlix Spiegel Alix Spiegel tells the story of her friend Jayna, who made a Faustian bargain at 11 years old. (12 minutes) Act Four Carmen Becomes Faust ByCarmen Delzell Carmen Delzell on a deal she made with the devil when she turned 30. (14 minutes) Act Five First Contact ByDaniel Pinkwater Daniel Pinkwater reads his children's picture book Devil in the Drain. (4 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 421: Last Man Standing Dec. 3, 2010 Act Three: My Own Private U.F.O. A story about God and extraterrestrials, told by Elna Baker. 40: Lessons Nov. 1, 1996 Act Four: Found Tape Excerpts from lessons found on old record, especially a Helen Gurley Brown disc called How to Love a Man, which instructs men on how to have an affair. 184: Neighbors May 11, 2001 Act Two: The Girl Next Door What happens when the kid next door wants to be your new friend...and comes over, tries to talk to you, befriends your dog. Staff RecommendationsView all 84 Nov. 21, 1997 Harold The story of Harold Washington and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis.