85 December 5, 1997 Poultry Slam 1997 Humans have turned chicken and turkey into what we want them to be, which means that chickens and turkeys are a mirror of ourselves. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Eva Ekeblad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass reads from a letter Benjamin Franklin wrote, and discusses it with Jack Hitt. (5 minutes) Act One Chicken Diva ByJack Hitt Jack Hitt reports on one woman's opera about Chicken Little. (15 minutes) Act Two Headless Chicken In Topless Bar ByIra Glass Ira with Lloyd Natoff, on killing chickens. (9 minutes) Act Three Duck Warrior ByMichael Lewis Michael Lewis on duck hunting. (7 minutes) Act Four Trying To Respect A Chicken ByIra Glass Ira with chicken photographer Tamara Staples. (20 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 14: Accidental Documentaries Feb. 21, 1996 Act Two: Baltimore Ira plays tapes of his own father, Barry, who was a radio deejay in the mid-1950s. 277: Apology Nov. 5, 2004 Act One: Repeat After Me A story by regular contributor David Sedaris involving his sister Lisa, a secret, and her very understanding parrot. 120: Be Careful Who You Pretend to Be Jan. 22, 1999 Act Three: What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Understanding? Alix Spiegel travels with a group of white suburbanites as they pretend to be runaway slaves, at the Conner Prairie Living History Museum. Staff RecommendationsView all 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.