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 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 636: I Thought It Would Be Easier Jan. 19, 2018 Act Two: Fighting Amongst Demselves Ben Calhoun spent months following some key leaders in the Democratic Party, to find out the party’s best strategy for the future. 159: Mother’s Day May 12, 2000 Act Three: Mom Music Beau O'Reilly and his mother Winifred, who had 14 children, discuss her secret feelings about Johnny Cash and other matters on Mother's Day. 738: Good Grief! May 28, 2021 Act One: Goodbye Mr. Facey Producer Chana Joffe-Walt wondered what it was like for surviving MTA employees coping with the loss of their co-workers due to Covid-19. Staff RecommendationsView all 732 Feb. 19, 2021 Secrets Why we tell them, and what happens after we do. 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man.