Full episode 651: If You Build It, Will They Come? Act Three An Awful Place That You’re Lucky To Get To Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall. (2 ½ minutes) Song:“Hold On I’m Coming” by Sam and Dave More in PoetryView all 692: The Show of Delights Jan. 31, 2020 Act One: The Job Of Delight Bim talks to poet Ross Gay, whose book inspired today’s show, about the discipline and rigor of seeking and holding onto delight. 389: Frenemies Sept. 11, 2009 Act Four: Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace David Rakoff demonstrates—in rhyme—how to make a wedding toast for people you never wanted to see married in the first place. 361: Fear of Sleep Aug. 8, 2008 Act Five: A Small Taste Of The Big Sleep For some people, the fear of sleep is linked to the fear of death. More by Ira GlassView all 699: Fiasco! Apr. 3, 2020 Act Two: Squirrel Cop The first day on the job inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, and sometimes, fiascos. 697: Alone Together Mar. 20, 2020 Act Three: Mom Ira calls up his mother Shirley Glass after unexpectedly finding her quoted as a “sexpert” in Marie Claire magazine, back in 1996. 697: Alone Together Mar. 20, 2020 Act Five: Let’s Talk Radio Ira talks to his dad about a job he had before Ira was born.