Full episode 59: Fire Act Two Centralia Share a clip 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) More in HistoryView all 644: Random Acts of History Apr. 27, 2018 Act One: The Miseducation of Castlemont High A bunch of high school students gets taken to see a movie that’s supposed to teach them about history. 627: Suitable for Children Oct. 6, 2017 Act Two: History is Not a Toy There’s a museum in Baltimore that was created to memorialize the black experience in America. 627: Suitable for Children Oct. 6, 2017 Act Four: Rocket Boy Paul Zimmer is eighty-three years old now, and he’s still haunted by something he saw in his teens. More by Ira GlassView 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. 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 730: The Empty Chair Jan. 22, 2021 Act Three: There’s a German Word for That Ira Glass talks to journalist Jochen Bittner about a political lie from 1920s Germany and the lessons it holds for 2020s America.