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 At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Until The Cows Come Home A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Act Two How I Met My Mother Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) ByElna Baker Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) ByHallie Cantor Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) ByJeanne Darst 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 One: South Florida Two police officers who voted for Obama in 2008 explain to Producer Miki Meek why they went for Trump this time around. 129: Advice May 14, 1999 Act One: Sleepless In Seattle What if you asked people for advice and actually took all the advice that everyone gave you? As an experiment, writer Sarah Vowell tried exactly that, when she recently solicited advice from many different people about insomnia. 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 186 June 8, 2001 Prom While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town. 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man.