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 Three: Trump Tower Producer Karen Duffin visits someone who actually knows the man who’s going to be President: Donald Trump’s neighbor. 159: Mother’s Day May 12, 2000 Act Two: Are You My Mommy? When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible job taking care of her that several women—an embezzler, a convicted murderer, and some thieves—stepped in to mother her. 233: Starting From Scratch Mar. 7, 2003 Act One: Puppy Love, the Business Model After 25 years at the same company, a man starts a new life with a new venture: a cable channel that shows nothing but puppies. Staff RecommendationsView all 75 Sept. 12, 1997 Kindness of Strangers A locksmith tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. That, and other stories of kindness in New York City. 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past.