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. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 82: Haunted Oct. 31, 1997 Act Four: Ghost Story An excerpt from Heather Woodbury's epic eight-hour solo show WhatEver: An American Odyssey in Eight Acts. 46: Sissies Dec. 13, 1996 Act Four: The Other Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name Seattle writer and syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, on how there's a stigma against sissies even among gay men. 191: I Know What You Did This Summer Aug. 17, 2001 Act Two: It's Not The Heat, It's The Humility Jonathan Goldstein heads into an environment that's so hot that they people there believe that sweating—simply sweating—is getting something accomplished. 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. 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.