740 July 2, 2021 There. I Fixed It. Solving problems using very extreme measures. Download Share a clip Transcript Olivia Fields Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira Glass talks to Sam Ashner, whose debilitating fear of spiders was ruining his life. So he opted for an extraordinary treatment — the nuclear option — to deal with it. (6 minutes) Sam's treatment was featured in the documentary series A Cure For Fear, directed by Lana Wilson and made for Topic. Act One Catching Deer When You Wanted Lions ByLina Misitzis When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it. Producer Lina Misitzis looked into how the law played out for its targets and the others swept up in the “fix.” (33 minutes) Act Two The Lonely Island ByKaren Cheung For the last year, writer Karen Cheung has been watching her hometown of Hong Kong change in big and small ways under a new law, and wondering when and if leaving will be her last resort. (15 minutes) Song:“Not Gonna Get Us” by t.A.T.u. Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 691: Gardens of Branching Paths Jan. 10, 2020 Act Two: Sorry/Not Sorry David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Five: A Slow Boat to China Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. 411: First Contact June 25, 2010 Act One: Error at First Base Ira Glass mentions a very silly mistake he made with a girl when he was in junior high. Staff RecommendationsView all 565 Aug. 28, 2015 Lower 9 + 10 We go to the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to talk to residents about what matters most to them ten years after the hurricane. 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life.