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 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 75: Kindness of Strangers Sept. 12, 1997 Act Three: Unkindness Of Strangers How two next-door neighbors start treating each other badly, and how, once they start, they become obsessed with each other. 207: Special Ed Mar. 8, 2002 Act Two: Black Hole Son We hear from a mother and her son. 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 261 Mar. 26, 2004 The Sanctity of Marriage A generation of researchers has revolutionized the way we see marriage. 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.