Full episode 34: Democratic Convention Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer. (4 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 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. 666: The Theme That Shall Not Be Named Jan. 18, 2019 Act Two: Details of the Devil Religion professor Elaine Pagels explains the roots and evolution of Satan in religious texts.