29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. Download Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 584: For Your Reconsideration Apr. 8, 2016 Act One: Knock Knock. Who’s There? The Truth. The story from the prologue continues, with the researchers re-doing the canvassing experiment. 152: Crush Feb. 11, 2000 Act Two: How A Bill Becomes — A President Bill Bradley press secretary Julia Rothwax explains how a political crush works. 695: Everyone's a Critic Feb. 28, 2020 Act Two: Mr. Chen Goes to Wuhan An average Chinese citizen decides to go to Wuhan, the heart of the coronavirus epidemic, to see for himself what’s happening there. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 504 Sept. 6, 2013 How I Got Into College How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.