Full episode 730: The Empty Chair Prologue Prologue Transcript A woman’s dog has an unexpected reaction to the pandemic, and a mother has to re-think how to teach her son to drive. (11 minutes) ByIra Glass More in COVID-19View all 805: The Florida Experiment July 14, 2023 Act One: Prescription for Freedom Among the big items in DeSantis's run for president is medical freedom. 801: Must Be Rats on the Brain June 9, 2023 Act One: Fifty First Rats Producer Elna Baker meets Todd Sklar, a man who can’t quit rats. (22 minutes) 773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points June 17, 2022 Act Two: Ill Communication Yang Yi, in China, tells the story of a strange journey he took that started at home and ended at home. But somehow took a very long path. More by Ira GlassView all 781: Watching the Watchers Oct. 7, 2022 Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior. 777: Name. Age. Detail. Aug. 12, 2022 Margus Morrison Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six. 774: The Pink House at the Center of the World July 1, 2022 Act Four: Next Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughout the country.