59 April 11, 1997 Fire Stories about people who are not afraid of fire, though perhaps they should be. 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 100: Radio Apr. 24, 1998 Act Four: Noble Calling Now in exile, Jose Ramos Horta spent two decades as the leading international spokesman against the invasion of his country by Indonesia. 695: Everyone's a Critic Feb. 28, 2020 Act One: Their Eyes Weren’t Watching God On a friend’s recommendation, B.A. 495: Hot In My Backyard May 17, 2013 Act One: The CO2 in CO Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin tells the story of Colorado’s State Climatologist, Nolan Doesken. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks!