692 January 31, 2020 The Show of Delights In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could imagine: a show made up entirely of stories about delight. Download Share a clip Transcript Valero Doval Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassBim Adewunmi Ira Glass talks to Bim Adewunmi about her understanding of delight through American pop culture and the summer she spent in the US as a 19-year-old. Ira then hands the show over to Bim as guest host. (10 minutes) Act One The Job Of Delight ByBim Adewunmi Bim talks to poet Ross Gay, whose book inspired today’s show, about the discipline and rigor of seeking and holding onto delight. (8 minutes) Act Two The Squeals On The Bus ByRobyn Semien Producer Robyn Semien captures a special morning for her five-year-old son, Cole, who is doing something delightful for the very first time: he’s getting to ride the school bus. (4 minutes) Act Three Mrs. Meek Shall Inherit The Earth ByMiki Meek Producer Miki Meek speaks to Noriko Meek, her 72-year-old mother, about discovering delight late in life. (8 minutes) Act Four The Elephant In The Bedroom ByDana Chivvis Producer Dana Chivvis follows the night zookeeper at the Denver Zoo as she doles out snacks and tucks the animals in. (9 minutes) Act Five Delight At The End Of The Tunnel ByBim Adewunmi What happens when a dealer of delight gets depressed? Podcast host Tracy Clayton talks to Bim Adewunmi about the road back. (17 minutes) Song:“Searching for a New Day” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 73: Blame It on Art Aug. 22, 1997 Act Three: Reverb Ellery Eskelin never met his father but always heard he was a musical genius. 178: Superpowers Feb. 23, 2001 Act Four: The Wonder Twins Ira talks with journalist Jason Bleibtreu about Luther and Johnny Htoo, twelve-year-old twins, and the leaders of a rebel army of Burmese separatists called God's Army. 583: It’ll Make Sense When You’re Older Mar. 25, 2016 Act Four: Old Age For those in the early stages of dementia, some simple tasks become very complex. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.