Full episode 701: Black Box Prologue Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Couples therapist Esther Perel talks to Ira about the very particular ways she’s seeing lockdown impact couples around the world. Listen to season three of her podcast, “Where Should We Begin: Couples Under Lockdown.” (13 minutes) More in COVID-19View all 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Four: Quarantweening Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a seventh grader who doesn’t have a seventh grade, or an eighth grade. (11 minutes) 729: Making the Cut Jan. 8, 2021 Act Two: Winter’s Bone Elna Baker notices a change in how people in New York City are dating during the pandemic. (12 minutes) 727: Boulder v. Hill Dec. 18, 2020 Act Two: The Other Extinguishers For years one group of people has been trying to push a giant boulder to the top of a hill, like Sisyphus. More by Ira GlassView all 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role. 717: Audience of One Sept. 11, 2020 Act Four: The Kid Namastays in the Picture Jaime Amor does yoga storytelling for kids.