Full episode 571: The Heart Wants What It Wants Prologue Share a clip Transcript Ira talks to a man in his 70s who’s about to travel across the country to tell a woman he loves how he really feels, despite some very real signs that doing so might be a bad idea. (8 minutes) ByIra Glass More in LoveView all 794: So Close and Yet So Far Mar. 24, 2023 Act One: Love and Other Exports How much can you trust whether somebody who you think is close to you really is close to you? Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.’s been thinking about that question since a recent visit with some of his childhood friends in Sierra Leone. (37 minutes) 791: Math or Magic? Feb. 10, 2023 Act Three: He’s All That Calvin is an 11 year old who is learning what love is all about, the hard way. (7 minutes) 791: Math or Magic? Feb. 10, 2023 Act Four: How To Leave a Guy in 10 Days Writer Marie Phillips believes that magic is not just reserved for the beginning of a relationship. 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.