29 July 19, 1996 Bob Dole Unusual perspectives on the presumptive Republican nominee. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Prologue ByIra Glass Ira wonders what the Dole campaign is thinking. Does this campaign really have the will to live? (4 minutes) Act One Campaign Diaries ByMichael Lewis We hear campaign diaries from author Michael Lewis, who is on the campaign trail for the New Republic magazine. (29 minutes) Act Two How You Can Be Bob Dole ByIra Glass Former Saturday Night Live writer Robert Smigel — who impersonates Dole on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and the deceased Dana Carvey Show — gives step-by-step instructions on how to imitate the Republican nominee. (13 minutes) Act Three TV Politics ByDanny Drennan We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. (11 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 254: Teenage Embed, Part Two Dec. 12, 2003 Act Two: Part Two Hyder's story continues. 17: Name Change / No Theme Mar. 21, 1996 Act Three: Fan, Not Fan The first in a series of pieces in the coming months on This American Life: Non-journalists covering aspects of the Presidential campaign. 151: Primary Jan. 28, 2000 Act Two: The Mask Behind The Mask Usually it's difficult to get to know the front-runner in a Presidential race. Staff RecommendationsView all 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on Earth: amusement parks! 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away.