662 November 16, 2018 Where There Is a Will Stories of people who believe there is always a way. And also those who don’t. Download Share a clip Transcript Imagno/Getty Images Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks with Etgar Keret who tells the story of how his mother convinced an army general to send her son home for a day in the middle of a war. (7 minutes) Act One When Cooperation Doesn’t Get You What You Want ByZoe Chace As a teenager he saw himself as an historical figure, then that ended up becoming true. Producer Zoe Chace tells the story of the man who either reinvented politics or broke it. (34 minutes) Act Two Life Is a Coin With One Side ByDavid Kestenbaum Producer David Kestenbaum took issue with the entire premise of today’s show, and explains why. (14 minutes) Song:“I Will” by Art Garfunkel Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 276: Swing Set Oct. 29, 2004 Act Four: He's Got Legs This American Life producer Lisa Pollak goes canvassing with her friend Andy in Ohio. 38: Simulated Worlds Oct. 11, 1996 Act Two: Dinosaur Exhibit Writer Jack Hitt discovers that the world of dinosaurs is a man-made creation, a simulated world that may or may not accurately reflect what happened on earth 100 million years ago. 214: Family Physics May 31, 2002 Act Two: The Trajectory and Force of Bodies in Orbit Jon Ronson tells the story of how his parents decided to commission a family portrait, and how things went awry because of the brilliant but troubled local artist they hired for the job. Staff RecommendationsView all 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. 261 Mar. 26, 2004 The Sanctity of Marriage A generation of researchers has revolutionized the way we see marriage.