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 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 699: Fiasco! Apr. 3, 2020 Act One: Opening Night Jack Hitt's Peter Pan story continues. 517: Day at the Beach (2014) Jan. 31, 2014 Act Four: Now We Are Five David Sedaris comes from a big family, who for many years growing up, took annual vacations to the same beach house. 9: Julia Sweeney Jan. 10, 1996 Act Two: Julia Gets Cancer In the second half of the show, she talks about her own cancer — cervical cancer that was diagnosed six months after her brother got sick. Staff RecommendationsView all 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff. 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man.