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 434: This Week May 6, 2011 Act Three: Monday, Tucson AZ Ira plays a recorded example of American-style democracy, a school board meeting in Tucson, recorded by a high school teacher, Sarah Bromer. 439: A House Divided June 24, 2011 Act One: War of Northern Aggression Producer Ben Calhoun heads to his home state of Wisconsin, a place currently turned against itself in the form of Senate recall elections. 320: What’s In A Number? — 2006 Edition Nov. 3, 2006 Act Three: The War This Time The Lancet's new study of deaths in Iraq, by the same research team that did the earlier study, yielded an astounding number—650,000 civilian deaths. Staff RecommendationsView all 489 Mar. 1, 2013 No Coincidence, No Story! We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own.