Full episode 683: Beer Summit Prologue Prologue Share a clip ByIra GlassRobyn Semien Ira and producer Robyn Semien go behind the scenes with some of the Obama staffers to hear what it felt like in the days leading up to the infamous Beer Summit of 2009. (9 minutes) More in PoliticsView all 683: Beer Summit Sept. 20, 2019 Act Two: Lagerheads A Democratic club at a bar in South Bend, Indiana, melts down over President Trump, and producer Ben Calhoun is there to see who’s still left in the club at the end of the night. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act Three: Where I Came From Producer Ben Calhoun recalls a weighty moment from childhood and thinks about how the words from that encounter have come up again. 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Five Producer Zoe Chace and Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel spin through some greatest hits of their weekend in Iowa once more, and Weigel reflects on what’s about to come next in the presidential race. More by Ira GlassView all 685: We Come From Small Places Oct. 11, 2019 Act Three Our regular host Ira Glass talks to some Hasidic Jews who also live in the neighborhood to get a different take on the parade. (10 minutes) 678: The Wannabes July 5, 2019 Wannabes Two Host Ira Glass follows presidential hopeful Julián Castro as he prepares for the first debate of the Democratic primary. 676: Here’s Looking at You, Kid May 31, 2019 Act One: Jersey? Sure. Gary puts on a tough guy costume, but will it turn him into a tough guy? Ira continues Gary Gulman’s story.