Full episode 1: New Beginnings Prologue ByIra Glass Ira talks with Joe Franklin, host of the longest running talk show in television history, to get advice for his new radio show. (6 minutes) Song:“Destination Moon” by Dinah Washington More in TelevisionView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act One: Breakout Star A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) 677: Seeing Yourself In the Wild June 14, 2019 Act One: You Don’t Have to Be a Star to Be in My Show Zack McDermott was a lawyer who moonlighted as a comedian. 675: I’m on TV?? May 17, 2019 Act One: Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used...on Television Dan Taberski takes us into the world of the TV shows Cops and Live PD. More by Ira GlassView all 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about how a German myth holds lessons for an American unreality. 728: Lights, Camera, Christmas! Dec. 25, 2020 Act Two: Deer in the Footlights Ira talks with Connie Rex about the deer she and her sisters kidnapped and ended up putting into their school’s Christmas pageant in Woodruff, Utah, in a starring role. 717: Audience of One Sept. 11, 2020 Act Four: The Kid Namastays in the Picture Jaime Amor does yoga storytelling for kids.