Full episode 597: One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Prologue Share a clip ByIra Glass Ira explains how at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the men with their finger to the button called their loved ones for what was potentially the last time. (2 minutes) More in HistoryView all 644: Random Acts of History Apr. 27, 2018 Act One: The Miseducation of Castlemont High A bunch of high school students gets taken to see a movie that’s supposed to teach them about history. 627: Suitable for Children Oct. 6, 2017 Act Two: History is Not a Toy There’s a museum in Baltimore that was created to memorialize the black experience in America. 627: Suitable for Children Oct. 6, 2017 Act Four: Rocket Boy Paul Zimmer is eighty-three years old now, and he’s still haunted by something he saw in his teens. More by Ira GlassView all 700: Embiggening Apr. 10, 2020 Act Three: Tunnel Vision A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. 699: Fiasco! Apr. 3, 2020 Act Two: Squirrel Cop The first day on the job inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, and sometimes, fiascos. 697: Alone Together Mar. 20, 2020 Act Five: Let’s Talk Radio Ira talks to his dad about a job he had before Ira was born.