83 November 14, 1997 One of Us Stories of outsiders who want to be insiders, and vice versa. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Gwen's River City Images Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks with "Jim Steel," who tells a story about the social rules at his high school in Wisconsin. (4 minutes) Act One My Crap Life ByTim Melley Writer Tim Melley. (23 minutes) Act Two My Worklife ByDan Collison Independent producer Dan Collison, on Pilottown and a feature story that fell apart. (10 minutes) Act Three My Church Life BySusan Bergman Susan Bergman and the Christian convention. Susan is the author of Anonymity. (19 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 645: My Effing First Amendment May 4, 2018 Round One: The Brawl on the Mall Reporter Steve Kolowich goes to the University of Nebraska where one new recruit to Turning Point goes out on campus to sign people up for her club. 357: The Truth Will Out June 13, 2008 Act Two: The Spy Who Bugged Me Lawrence Wright is a reporter for the New Yorker Magazine, and an author of the bestselling book on Al Qaeda, The Looming Tower. 30: Obsession July 26, 1996 Act Three: Sacred Versus Profane An Orthodox Jew talks about whether Hasidic Judaism is like an obsession. Staff RecommendationsView all 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America. 77 Sept. 26, 1997 Pray Can the secular world and the religious world understand each other?