681 August 16, 2019 Escape From the Lab What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world. Download Share a clip Transcript Bettmann Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira questions the motives of overly ambitious scientists and inventors. (2 minutes) Act One Breakout Star ByEmanuele Berry A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) Act Two Two Times a Lady ByLina Misitzis An inventor designs a robotic device that creates a dilemma for the administrators and judges of a major electronics trade show. (16 minutes) Act Three Fraught Couture ByNeil Drumming A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. It does more than that. (18 minutes) Song:“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 115: First Day Nov. 13, 1998 Act Three: Bad Sex With Bud Kemp Los Angeles writer Sandra Tsing Loh on the first day of a relationship. 261: The Sanctity of Marriage Mar. 26, 2004 Act Two: The Defense Of Marriage Act Adam Felber explains how legalized gay marriage are ruining his marriage with his wife. 357: The Truth Will Out June 13, 2008 Act One: Lieland Actor Dermot Mulroney reads a new short story by Israeli writer Etgar Keret. 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. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.