85: Poultry Slam 1997
Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes)
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Act One: Ghost Industrial Complex
Reporter Chenjerai Kumanyika visits Savannah, Georgia to learn about the city’s popular ghost tours.
Act Three: Seance Fiction
In the 1920s, at the height of the Spiritualism movement, a friendship blossomed between two men with opposing views on the topic: Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Act Four: Rocket Boy
Paul Zimmer at 83 years old is still haunted by something he saw in his teens.
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Act Two: I’ll Be Watching You
A group of 6th grade boys are bothered by their teacher’s behavior.
Margus Morrison was a school bus aide, father of six.
Act Four: Next
Host Ira Glass walks through possible next steps with a pro-life activist who worked on the Texas SB8 bill, that set a precedent for enforcement of abortion bans throughout the country.