Full episode 169: Pursuit of Happiness Act Two When Happiness Hurtles Downward Like Rain From Heaven Share a clip Transcript ByThomas Beller Thomas Beller tells the story of how we go from innocently amusing ourselves, to less innocent activities—all in the pursuit of happiness. It's an excerpt from his novel The Sleep-over Artist. (7 minutes) Song:“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by BJ Thomas More in FictionView all 681: Escape From the Lab Aug. 16, 2019 Act Three: Fraught Couture A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. 639: In Dog We Trust (2018) Feb. 23, 2018 Act Four: Resurrection Writer Brady Udall with another story about what animals can take the place of, in our lives and in our homes—this one involving an armadillo. 606: Just What I Wanted Dec. 23, 2016 Act One: Lopsided Tannenbaum A fictional story written and read by Maile Meloy about a family that encounters two peculiar strangers in the snow on Christmas Day. Staff RecommendationsView all 419 Nov. 12, 2010 Petty Tyrant The rise and fall of a school maintenance man in Schenectady, New York who terrorized his staff and got away with it for decades. 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America.