Full episode 243: Later That Same Day Act Three Slingshot Share a clip ByJohn Hodgman A story by John Hodgman about returning to the beach after a very bad year. John Hodgman is the host of the monthly reading series The Little Gray Book Lecture Series. (9 minutes) More in GamblingView all 466: Blackjack June 8, 2012 Part Two Ira and Robyn go to the casino to try out their newfound card counting skills. 466: Blackjack June 8, 2012 Act One: Render Unto Caesar's Palace What Is Due To Caesar's Palace Jack Hitt tells the story of the Christian card counting team featured in the documentary Holy Rollers, and why they see no contradiction in being devout Christians who spend their days in casinos. 466: Blackjack June 8, 2012 Act Two: Harrah's Today, Gone Tomorrow TAL producer Sarah Koenig tells the story of a woman who sued the casino where she lost her inheritance, saying that it was to blame, not her. More by John HodgmanView all 508: Superpowers Oct. 18, 2013 Act One: Invisible Man Vs. Hawkman. John Hodgman conducts an informal survey in which he asks the age-old question: Which is better: The power of flight or the power of invisibility? He finds that how you answer tells a lot about what kind of person you are. 329: Nice Work If You Can Get It Apr. 6, 2007 Act One: I'm Not A Tv Star, But I Play One On Tv This American Life contributor John Hodgman was unexpectedly chosen to be in a series of high-profile Apple Computer commercials (he plays a PC). 305: The This American Life Holiday Spectacular Dec. 23, 2005 Act Two: No Tenenbaum, No Tenenbaum This American Life receives an emergency transmission from a rooftop somewhere in New York City, where John Hodgman reports on the true-life origins of Christmas traditions.