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. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 248: Like It or Not Oct. 24, 2003 Act Four: And On The Eighth Day, God Created Tartar Sauce A few times every summer, for complicated scientific reasons, thousands of live fish, crab and shrimp wash up onto the beaches of Mobile Bay, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast. 114: Last Words Oct. 23, 1998 Act Five: Black Box We go through transcripts from those black box flight recorders recovered from airplane crashes to see what people say. 255: This American Life’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Dec. 19, 2003 Act Two: A Christmas Memory We play a 1959 original recording of Truman Capote reading his holiday story A Christmas Memory—and sounding eerily similar to David Sedaris. Staff RecommendationsView all 154 Mar. 10, 2000 In Dog We Trust (2000) Exactly how much are the animals that live in our home caught up in everyday family dynamics? 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense.