59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Ben Crowe Act One Firestarter Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes) ByPaul Tough Act Two Centralia An inextinguishable subterranean fire on the edge of a small Pennsylvania town, and why the residents are not afraid of it. Host Ira Glass and This American Life contributor Alix Spiegel. (15 minutes) ByIra GlassAlix Spiegel Act Three Fearless Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes) ByNancy Updike Act Four The Big Picture Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Five The Fire Within Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute) ByRennie Sparks Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be Jan. 22, 1999 Act Three: What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? Alix Spiegel travels with a group of white suburbanites as they pretend to be runaway slaves, at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum. 1: New Beginnings Nov. 17, 1995 Act One After he goes to Jerusalem and sleeps on what is supposedly the very spot where Jesus was crucified, Kevin Kelly has a revelation: that he should live the next six months as if he would die at the end of them. 495: Hot In My Backyard May 17, 2013 Act Three: Find an Enemy Host Ira Glass tells the story of writer turned activist Bill McKibben. Staff RecommendationsView all 706 May 29, 2020 A Mess to Be Reckoned With Lissa Yellow Bird searches for missing people. She's great at it. But then, her niece goes missing. 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past.