85 December 5, 1997 Poultry Slam 1997 Humans have turned chicken and turkey into what we want them to be, which means that chickens and turkeys are a mirror of ourselves. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Eva Ekeblad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes) Act One Chicken Diva ByJack Hitt Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes) Act Two Headless Chicken In Topless Bar ByIra Glass Ira with Lloyd Natoff, on killing chickens. (9 minutes) Act Three Duck Warrior ByMichael Lewis Michael Lewis on duck hunting. (7 minutes) Act Four Trying To Respect A Chicken ByIra Glass Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 49: Animals Jan. 10, 1997 Act Three: The Moment When Humans Stopped Being Animals Anthropologists agree that humans stopped being animals when they started walking upright, on two legs. 149: Bedside Diplomacy Jan. 14, 2000 Act Four: Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places Wendy Dorr, an assistant producer at Radio Diaries, has this story of what happens to you if you break one of the cardinal rules of a hospital, over and over, for years. 539: The Leap Nov. 7, 2014 Act One: Busman’s Holiday Radio Diaries’ Joe Richman continues William Cimillo’s story and talks to his two sons about what it was like to have lived through the drama that ensued after their father’s big journey. Staff RecommendationsView all 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father? 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense.