Full episode 449: Middle School Prologue Share a clip Transcript Host Ira Glass interviews a 14-year old named Annie, who emailed us asking if we would do a show about middle school. She explains why exactly the middle school years can be so daunting. (4 1/2 minutes) ByIra Glass More in EducationView all 790: You're It Jan. 27, 2023 Act Two: Game of Phones Over the last few years, producer Chana Joffe-Walt has been checking in with someone who wears the mantle of being “it” well. 776: I Work Better on Deadline July 29, 2022 Act One: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quorum Reporter Sarah Gibson tells the story of a huge political divide in the tiny town of Croydon, NH – population 800. 764: School's Out Forever Mar. 11, 2022 Act One: Big Mother Is Watching When school closed and threw routines into disarray, one mom and daughter figured out a new way to make it work. More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughtout the country.