681 August 16, 2019 Escape From the Lab What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world. Download Share a clip Transcript Bettmann Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira questions the motives of overly ambitious scientists and inventors. (2 minutes) Act One Breakout Star ByEmanuele Berry A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) Act Two Two Times a Lady ByLina Misitzis An inventor designs a robotic device that creates a dilemma for the administrators and judges of a major electronics trade show. (16 minutes) Act Three Fraught Couture ByNeil Drumming A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. It does more than that. (18 minutes) Song:“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 188: Kid Logic (2001) June 22, 2001 Act Two: The Game Ain't Over Til The Fatso Man Sings Howie Chackowicz tried a risky combination when he was little, kid logic with puppy love. 11: Enemies Jan. 24, 1996 Act Three: Dave's Response Ira reaches current-day Dave, who is a born-again Christian living with his parents. 462: Own Worst Enemy Apr. 13, 2012 Act Two: The Conversation The creators of the new podcast The Truth are trying to re-imagine and re-invent radio drama, so it doesn't sound like an antique novelty. Staff RecommendationsView all 84 Nov. 21, 1997 Harold The story of Harold Washington and the white backlash that was set off when he became Chicago's first black mayor. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.