681 August 16, 2019 Escape From the Lab What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 226: Reruns Dec. 6, 2002 Act One: Action! Action! Action! Starlee Kine tells the story of a man more obsessed with reruns than even she is. 88: Numbers Jan. 2, 1998 Act Five: Break It Down A man tries to calculate what love costs. 64: Summer May 23, 1997 Act Two: On The Green River We begin to hear a story by Scott Carrier. Staff RecommendationsView all 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.