662 November 16, 2018 Where There Is a Will Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Imagno/Getty Images Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassEtgar Keret Host Ira Glass talks with Etgar Keret who tells the story of how his mother convinced an army general to send her son home for a day in the middle of a war. (7 minutes) Act One When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want ByZoe Chace As a teenager he saw himself as an historical figure, then that ended up becoming true. Producer Zoe Chace tells the story of Newt Gingrich, the man who either reinvented politics or broke it. (34 minutes) Act Two Life Is a Coin With One Side ByDavid Kestenbaum Producer David Kestenbaum took issue with the entire premise of today’s show, and explains why. (14 minutes) Song:“I Will” by Art Garfunkel Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 620: To Be Real July 14, 2017 Act One: How I Learned To Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb Earlier this month, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile… one powerful enough, news reports said, to reach Alaska. 655: The Not-So-Great Unknown Aug. 24, 2018 Act One: So Over The Moon Producer David Kestenbaum tells the story of an astronaut who returns with a very unexpected view of the great beyond. 263: Desperate Measures Apr. 16, 2004 Act Four: The Rocks At Rock Bottom Hillary Frank speaks with a man who figured out how to get over heartbreak, using only your throwing arm. Staff RecommendationsView all 75 Sept. 12, 1997 Kindness of Strangers A locksmith tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. That, and other stories of kindness in New York City. 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff.