May 8, 2020


During a time when a lot of us feel like we are living in a holding pattern, stories of people feeling stuck.

Shyama Golden

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.


Host Ira Glass talks to an Oregon ICU doctor about his desire to help fight COVID in the country’s biggest hot spots, and his frustration over the surprising reason why he can’t. (10 minutes)

Cold Case

Producer Nadia Reiman’s family has been stuck in diligent isolation for weeks—doing everything perfectly—and yet a cold still manages to creep in. How? Nadia tries to solve the mystery. (7 minutes)


“Nowhere To Run” by Martha And The Vandellas