Full episode 378: This I Used to Believe Prologue Share a clip ByJay AllisonIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to Jay Allison, who is in charge of the team at This I Believe, an essay series. Jay wonders why Ira's never contributed an essay about what he believes. (9 minutes) More in EducationView all 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled Mar. 19, 2021 Act One Reporter Paul Tough and Host Ira Glass look at the biggest change in admissions this year: colleges no longer requiring the SATs. 734: The Campus Tour Has Been Cancelled Mar. 19, 2021 Act Two: A World Without The Need For Number Two Pencils Paul Tough turns to UT Austin to see what happens if you admit students with great grades, who didn’t perform well on the SAT, into your college. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Four: Quarantweening Producer Chana Joffe-Walt talks to a seventh grader who doesn’t have a seventh grade, or an eighth grade. (11 minutes) More by Jay AllisonView all 494: Hit the Road May 3, 2013 Act One: The Slowest Distance Between Two Points Andrew Forsthoefel's story continues. 409: Held Hostage June 4, 2010 Act One: Captive Audience So much kidnapping happens in Colombia that the biggest radio station in the country has a show aimed specifically at an audience of kidnapping victims. 388: Rest Stop Sept. 4, 2009 Act Two More stories of travelers and workers at a highway rest stop.