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 559: Captain's Log June 26, 2015 Act One: Cookies and Monsters PJ Vogt’s friend plays a trick on some girl scouts. 369: Poultry Slam 2008 Nov. 28, 2008 Act One: You Gotta Ask Yourself One Question: Do You Feel Clucky? Well...do Ya, Punk? Greg Warner was living in Pakistan, on the border of Afghanistan, when he met a man—a tough guy, former smuggler—who wanted to break his friend out of prison. 146: Urban Nature Dec. 10, 1999 Act Five: Waiting For The End Of The World We end our show with a story of city life and the natural world co-existing peacefully. 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. 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses.