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. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Eva Ekeblad Prologue Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Chicken Diva Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes) ByJack Hitt Act Two Headless Chicken In Topless Bar Ira with Lloyd Natoff, on killing chickens. (9 minutes) ByIra Glass Act Three Duck Warrior Michael Lewis on duck hunting. (7 minutes) ByMichael Lewis Act Four Trying To Respect A Chicken Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes) ByIra Glass Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 401: Parent Trap Feb. 19, 2010 Act Two: Opposite Of Tarzan Lucy was a chimpanzee raised in captivity, who adopted a surprising number of human traits. 57: Delivery Mar. 14, 1997 Act Four: Check Out the Package on That Guy Nancy Updike and UPS Men. 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act Two: Father of Invention There’s a machine lots of us encounter as a big impersonal, mechanical apparatus, that has a ghost in it. 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. 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.