59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. Download 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 77: Pray Sept. 26, 1997 Act One: Exodus Alix Spiegel in Colorado Springs, where a massive prayer project is underway to pray for every person, business, and school. 141: Invisible Worlds Oct. 1, 1999 Act Two: More Powerful Than A Locomotive One of the most powerful forces in a room can be the thing that is unspoken between people. 440: Game Changer July 8, 2011 Act Two: Ground War Sarah takes us to Mt. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 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.