680 July 26, 2019 The Weight Of Words Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur. Download Share a clip Transcript Jennifer Heuer Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass What does God get out of us praising him? Or is it actually for us? (7 minutes) Act One Go To The Mattresses ByElna Baker Shamyla always loved books. Like lots of other eleven-year-olds back in 1989, she loved The Babysitters Club. And then, something happened, changing what she read, and how. Producer Elna Baker tells the story. (25 minutes) Act Two Daddy Lessons ByNeil Drumming Parents try to shape who we are in their own image. Producer Neil Drumming spoke to Adam Mansbach, who tried to make his daughter fall in love with hip-hop. (19 minutes) Act Three Where I Came From ByBen Calhoun Producer Ben Calhoun recalls a weighty moment from childhood and thinks about how the words from that encounter have come up again. (6 minutes) Song:“If It Weren’t For The Words” by Edith Frost Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 475: Send a Message Sept. 28, 2012 Act One: The Motherhood of the Traveling Pants For generations, the gender of babies born into one family have all beendetermined in advance. 150: Kids As Adults Jan. 21, 2000 Act Three: The Miseducation Of Josh Frank This is another story of a young person making a huge, life-changing decision about his own fate while still very young. 669: Scrambling to Get Off the Ice Mar. 1, 2019 Act One: New Sheriffs in Town Jerry Nadler and other democrats in the House Judiciary Committee were anticipating their first major public appearance – and show of power – since winning back the house in November. 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? 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life.