59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Ben Crowe Act One Firestarter ByPaul Tough Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes) Act Two Centralia ByIra GlassAlix Spiegel 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) Act Three Fearless ByNancy Updike Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes) Act Four The Big Picture ByIra Glass Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes) Act Five The Fire Within ByRennie Sparks Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 15: Dawn Feb. 28, 1996 Act One: Dawn Jack Hitt's quest to find out the truth about the man who lived down the street from him 30 years ago in South Carolina: Gordon Langley Hall, a.k.a. 50: Shoulda Been Dead Jan. 17, 1997 Act Three Claudia Perez talks about how her 21-year-old brother was shot and the family thought he'd die. 146: Urban Nature Dec. 10, 1999 Act One: Interpretation Of Dreams Building everything that comprises modern life—constructing cities and suburbs both—means trampling nature. Staff RecommendationsView all 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. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.