32 August 16, 1996 Republican Convention Unusual stories about day-to-day life at the Republican Convention. Download Share a clip Transcript Terri Ann Act One Normal Life In An Abnormal Setting ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass follows a delegation to find out what people actually do at a convention. (14 minutes) Act Two Act Two ByIra GlassDan Savage Sex advice columnist Dan Savage tells the odd story of how he became a Republican state convention delegate even though he's a Democrat and gay. (18 minutes) Act Three Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis More campaign diaries from The New Republic's Michael Lewis. (25 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 41: Politics Nov. 8, 1996 Act Two: Television Man Campaign diarist Michael Lewis, on his transformation into a television reporter, and on an inspiring moment in American politics between two supposed political enemies from the 1960's. 19: Rich Guys Apr. 12, 1996 Act Three: Another Mixed Legacy The late Ron Brown, the former U.S. 468: Switcheroo June 29, 2012 Act Two: Forgive us our Press Passes Producer Sarah Koenig reports on a company called Journatic, that is producing local journalism in a brand new way. Staff RecommendationsView all 75 Sept. 12, 1997 Kindness of Strangers A locksmith tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. That, and other stories of kindness in New York City. 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short.