753 November 12, 2021 What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) Act One Until The Cows Come Home ByDavid Kestenbaum A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) Act Two How I Met My Mother ByElna Baker Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home ByHallie Cantor Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest ByJeanne Darst For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) Song:“Communication Song (Song For Kids)” by Marian Burns Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 602: The Sun Comes Up Nov. 11, 2016 Act Two: Metro-North Train Producer Neil Drumming talks to someone who was not happy with the results of Tuesday’s election. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act Two: Grownups Know Things Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells the story of a woman who wants to know why she was taken away from her mom as a kid. 648: Unteachable Moment June 8, 2018 Act One: All the Caffeine in the World Doesn’t Make You Woke Kelefa Sanneh sits in on one of Starbucks’ anti-racial bias classes. Staff RecommendationsView all 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own. 218 Aug. 9, 2002 Act V A group of inmates at a high-security prison stage a production of the last act of Hamlet.