740 July 2, 2021 There. I Fixed It. Solving problems using very extreme measures. Download Share a clip Transcript Olivia Fields Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira Glass talks to Sam Ashner, whose debilitating fear of spiders was ruining his life. So he opted for an extraordinary treatment — the nuclear option — to deal with it. (6 minutes) Sam's treatment was featured in the documentary series A Cure For Fear, directed by Lana Wilson and made for Topic. Act One Catching Deer When You Wanted Lions ByLina Misitzis When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it. Producer Lina Misitzis looked into how the law played out for its targets and the others swept up in the “fix.” (33 minutes) Act Two The Lonely Island ByKaren Cheung For the last year, writer Karen Cheung has been watching her hometown of Hong Kong change in big and small ways under a new law, and wondering when and if leaving will be her last resort. (15 minutes) Song:“Not Gonna Get Us” by t.A.T.u. Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 486: Valentine’s Day Feb. 8, 2013 Act One: Best Laid Plans Kurt Braunohler and his girlfriend had been together for thirteen years, and they were only 30. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Two: The Fight Ira and Emanuele go to a protest and get tear gassed in front of a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (6 minutes) 662: Where There Is a Will Nov. 16, 2018 Act One: When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want As a teenager he saw himself as an historical figure, then that ended up becoming true. Staff RecommendationsView all 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short. 266 June 4, 2004 I'm From the Private Sector and I'm Here to Help Nancy Updike goes to Iraq to try to figure out what it's like to be a private citizen working in the middle of a war zone.