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 381: Turncoat May 22, 2009 Act One: Code Red The story from the prologue continues. 259: Promised Land Feb. 20, 2004 Act Two: Life In The Fast Lane For millennia, people have tried to reach a spiritual promised land by fasting. 114: Last Words Oct. 23, 1998 Act Three: How The Living Use The Dead Writer Greil Marcus explains what rock fans use dead rock stars for. Staff RecommendationsView all 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.