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 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 724: Personal Recount Nov. 13, 2020 Act Two: Puppy Love Triangle Writer Emily Flake’s young daughter tries to make up her mind about whether or not she has a crush on a boy in her class. 586: Who Do We Think We Are? May 6, 2016 Act One: Whose Great Idea Was This? When Mariya Karimjee was little, members of her family made a decision that would affect her entire life. 269: Someone to Watch Over Me July 16, 2004 Act Three: Are You A Man Or A Mouse? Aimee Bender reads her story "The Rememberer," about a woman whose lover is undergoing reverse evolution. Staff RecommendationsView all 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. 488 Feb. 22, 2013 Harper High School - Part Two Part two of our program on Harper High School in Chicago, where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.