Full episode 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? Act Three An Awful Place That You’re Lucky To Get To Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall. (2 ½ minutes) Song:“Hold On I’m Coming” by Sam and Dave More in PoetryView all 692: The Show of Delights Jan. 31, 2020 Act One: The Job Of Delight Bim talks to poet Ross Gay, whose book inspired today’s show, about the discipline and rigor of seeking and holding onto delight. 389: Frenemies Sept. 11, 2009 Act Four: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace David Rakoff demonstrates—in rhyme—how to make a wedding toast for people you never wanted to see married in the first place. 361: Fear of Sleep Aug. 8, 2008 Act Five: A Small Taste Of The Big Sleep For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. More by Ira GlassView all 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role.