681 August 16, 2019 Escape From the Lab What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Bettmann/Getty Images Prologue Prologue Ira questions the motives of overly ambitious scientists and inventors. (2 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Breakout Star A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) ByEmanuele Berry Act Two Two Times a Lady An inventor designs a robotic device that creates a dilemma for the administrators and judges of a major electronics trade show. (16 minutes) ByLina Misitzis Act Three Fraught Couture A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. It does more than that. (18 minutes) ByNeil Drumming Song:“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 457: What I Did For Love Feb. 10, 2012 Act Two: 21 Chump Street At three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. 536: The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra Sept. 26, 2014 Act Two We hear what the New York Fed and Goldman Sachs say about all this. 7: Quitting Dec. 29, 1995 Act One A story about quitting by Sandra Tsing Loh. Staff RecommendationsView all 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own. 165 July 28, 2000 Americans In Paris David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris.