Ira Glass covers reaching for dreams, willpower, cameramen, stubbornness, new innovations, and more.
Original Air Date: Mar 22, 2007
In episode 101, the first season premiere, host Ira Glass tells stories of those who set out to make dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by unpleasant outcomes: an elementary school student tries to solve a common childhood problem; a rancher resuscitates a beloved pet that later turns on him; an unknown rock band gets the greatest night of its life.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2007
In episode 102, several subjects attempt to will themselves to effect positive change in their lives, including a first-time screenwriter, a 13-year-old girl, and a widow, with mixed results.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2007
In episode 103, a pair of segments that focus on the role of cameramen include an animated short from award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware ("Jimmy Corrigan") and a young filmmaker who sets out to document his alcoholic stepfather.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Apr 5, 2007
In episode 104, people try to get closer to God through pictures as a group of people gather every month in the Mojave Desert hoping to take God's photo, and an artist serves dinner to his Jesus model, his atheist girlfriend, and her religious father.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Mar 29, 2007
In episode 105, four stories explore the cost of stubbornness: a man refuses to acknowledge some important events in his wife's life; a 14-year-old boy decides he will never, ever fall in love; a politician attempts to win an election without telling a single lie; a man who continues doing a job during an emergency when most people would probably stop.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2007
In episode 106, the first season finale, innovation yields surprising results for pig researchers who create new problems with every one solved, hot dog vendors who inadvertently unleash raw emotions, and scientists who learn how to erase memories.STREAM THIS EPISODE
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