59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Ben Crowe Act One Firestarter ByPaul Tough Why one teenager set fires and then stopped setting them. Paul Tough interview. (7 minutes) Act Two Centralia ByIra GlassAlix Spiegel An inextinguishable subterranean fire on the edge of a small Pennsylvania town, and why the residents are not afraid of it. Host Ira Glass and This American Life contributor Alix Spiegel. (15 minutes) Act Three Fearless ByNancy Updike Producer Nancy Updike with Ki Kim, who's not afraid of walking on coals. But maybe he should have been. (8 minutes) Act Four The Big Picture ByIra Glass Professor Stephen Pyne. (23 minutes) Act Five The Fire Within ByRennie Sparks Rennie Sparks from the band The Handsome Family. (1 minute) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 77: Pray Sept. 26, 1997 Act One: Exodus Alix Spiegel in Colorado Springs, where a massive prayer project is underway to pray for every person, business, and school. 269: Someone to Watch Over Me July 16, 2004 Act One: Doctoring The Doctor Jo Giese's husband, a doctor named Douglas Forde, had spent his life caring for other people. 194: Before and After Sept. 21, 2001 Act Two: Watching From The River's Edge David Rakoff tells the story of the day that used to hold the record as the worst disaster in New York history: June 15th, 1904, when the steamship The General Slocum, caught fire and sank in the Hudson river, killing 1,031 passengers. Staff RecommendationsView all 154 Mar. 10, 2000 In Dog We Trust (2000) Exactly how much are the animals that live in our home caught up in everyday family dynamics? 261 Mar. 26, 2004 The Sanctity of Marriage A generation of researchers has revolutionized the way we see marriage.