700 April 10, 2020 Embiggening Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known. Download Share a clip Transcript Juan Bernabeu Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass A nurse giving instructions to her partner in case she dies from COVID-19; a brother and sister talking every day, all of a sudden. (9 minutes) We first heard about nurse Elise Barrett in a story by Eric Boodman for STAT. Act One I Can’t Be Your Hero, Baby ByKarla Cornejo Villavicencio The stories of undocumented people so often sound cliche. Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has heard all of them, and thought she could do better. (23 minutes) Song:“Separation Anxiety” by Mutts Act Two Popular Vote BySean Cole The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later. (16 minutes) Song:“High School” by MC5 Act Three Tunnel Vision ByIra Glass A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. Nick Kohler tells Ira the story behind the tunnel, which he wrote about for MacLean’s. (10 minutes) Song:“Tell me Everything” by Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 457: What I Did For Love Feb. 10, 2012 Act Two: 21 Chump Street At three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. 605: Kid Logic (2016) Dec. 16, 2016 Act Two: Werewolves in Their Youth Michael Chabon reads an excerpt from his short story "Werewolves in Their Youth," from his collection of the same name, about an act of kid logic that succeeds where adult logic fails. 579: My Damn Mind Feb. 12, 2016 Act One: When Your Hospital-Borne Infection Is a Bullet We tell the story of that patient, Alan Pean, and how his delusions lead him to a situation that's just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. 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. 75 Sept. 12, 1997 Kindness of Strangers A locksmith tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. That, and other stories of kindness in New York City.