29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 129: Advice May 14, 1999 Act Two: Advise And Consent Host Ira Glass talks with his mom—a clinical psychologist—about why people seem to rarely take the advice others give. 602: The Sun Comes Up Nov. 11, 2016 Act Five: Long Island For some people, this election wasn’t just about choosing a politician. 313: Parental Guidance Suggested May 19, 2006 Act Two: The Grandma Letters Will Seymour reads letters he and his grandmother exchanged when he was in high school. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other?