Full episode 6: Christmas Act One Act One Share a clip Transcript ByBeau O'Reilly A Christmas tree story by Chicago playwright/musician Beau O'Reilly. (14 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 Beau O'ReillyView all 301: Settling the Score Nov. 11, 2005 Act Two: The Things That Money Can Buy Beau O'Reilly gets a chance to settle a 17-year-old score with the help of the Chicago police. 159: Mother’s Day May 12, 2000 Act Three: Mom Music Beau O'Reilly and his mother Winifred, who had 14 children, discuss her secret feelings about Johnny Cash and other matters on Mother's Day. 63: One Thing May 9, 1997 Act Two: Inescapable Logic Beau O'Reilly tells the story of a man who tried to run for President as a utopian nudist.