78 October 3, 1997 How Bad Is Bad? How bad is bad enough to count? To go to hell? DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript AmateurX Act One How Bad Is Stealing $800? ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to three teenage boys who buy computer equipment using stolen credit card numbers. (14 minutes) Act Two Golden Peacock ByJeff Dorchen We told Chicago playwright Jeff Dorchen about what the three boys in Act One said, and he created a brief original radio play picking up where they left off. (10 minutes) Act Three How Bad Is This Relationship? ByIra Glass The people of Chicago speak out. (5 minutes) Act Four How Bad Is That Movie? ByIra Glass Howard Rabinowitz and The Truth About Cats and Dogs. (4 minutes) Act Five Act Five ByIra Glass First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was thrown in prison by federal authorities for his crimes. (23 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 192: Meet the Pros Aug. 31, 2001 Act Two: Know When To Walk Away, Know When To Run Ira travels to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, gets hooked, and tries to figure out what it would mean if he'd ditch his job in radio to become a professional card player. 246: My Pen Pal Sept. 12, 2003 Act Two: Pen Pal Husband When Janice Powell's husband went to prison, he wrote her a letter every day for eight years. 62: Something for Nothing May 2, 1997 Act Four: Another Success Story Hollywood is all about the idea of getting something for nothing, and no show on the subject would be complete without a Hollywood story. Staff RecommendationsView all 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins.