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 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 464: Invisible Made Visible May 18, 2012 Act Two: Groundhog Dayne Famous people are supposed to be somewhere else, invisible to us. 315: The Parrot and the Potbellied Pig July 21, 2006 Act One: Parrot This parrot story began as a journalism school assignment. 289: Go Ask Your Father May 13, 2005 Act Two: My Favorite Martian Paul Tough's father was a mild-mannered professor. 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. 449 Oct. 28, 2011 Middle School Stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school.