753 November 12, 2021 What We’ve Got Here is Failure to Communicate Getting the point across — or trying to, anyway. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass At Sullivan High School in Chicago, being able to communicate is key. (5 minutes) Act One Until The Cows Come Home ByDavid Kestenbaum A state senator tries persuading his own constituents, from his own party, that the 2020 election was not stolen. (17 minutes) Act Two How I Met My Mother ByElna Baker Producer Elna Baker’s mom doles out some very harsh feedback for her daughter, which goes unnoticed for ten years. (14 minutes) Act Three Amelia Bedelia Works From Home ByHallie Cantor Literally, Amelia Bedelia works from home. (4 minutes) Act Four The Importance of Meeting Earnest ByJeanne Darst For more than fifty years, Jeanne Darst’s dad neglected to tell his entire family about their entire family. (13 minutes) Song:“Communication Song (Song For Kids)” by Marian Burns Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 720: The Moment After This Moment Oct. 16, 2020 Act One: School of Hard Knocks Broward County is one of the bluest counties in Florida, and some of the Democrats who live and vote there are worried their party isn’t doing enough to keep it that way. 180: Return to Childhood 2001 Mar. 23, 2001 Act One: Once More, With Feeling Jonathan Katz listens to old tapes of his family; then travels back to the neighborhood in Brooklyn they lived in during the 1950s, looking for evidence of what his childhood was like. 738: Good Grief! May 28, 2021 Act One: Goodbye Mr. Facey Producer Chana Joffe-Walt wondered what it was like for surviving MTA employees coping with the loss of their co-workers due to Covid-19. Staff RecommendationsView all 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to make its monthly quota: 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.