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 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. 354: Mistakes Were Made Apr. 18, 2008 Act Two: You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say." It's about, among other things, causing a loved one inconvenience and offering a non-apologizing apology. More by Ira GlassView all 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Two Host Ira Glass follows presidential hopeful Julián Castro as he prepares for the first debate of the Democratic primary. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story. 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named Jan. 18, 2019 Act Two: Details of the Devil Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.