700 April 10, 2020 Embiggening Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known. Download Share a clip Transcript Juan Bernabeu Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass A nurse giving instructions to her partner in case she dies from COVID-19; a brother and sister talking every day, all of a sudden. (9 minutes) We first heard about nurse Elise Barrett in a story by Eric Boodman for STAT. Act One I Can’t Be Your Hero, Baby ByKarla Cornejo Villavicencio The stories of undocumented people so often sound cliche. Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has heard all of them, and thought she could do better. (23 minutes) Song:“Separation Anxiety” by Mutts Act Two Popular Vote BySean Cole The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later. (16 minutes) Song:“High School” by MC5 Act Three Tunnel Vision ByIra Glass A mysterious tunnel in Toronto leads to wild public speculation. Nick Kohler tells Ira the story behind the tunnel, which he wrote about for MacLean’s. (10 minutes) Song:“Tell me Everything” by Jim Liban & Joel Paterson Trio Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 457: What I Did For Love Feb. 10, 2012 Act Two: 21 Chump Street At three high schools in Palm Beach County, Florida, several young police officers were sent undercover to pose as students, tasked with making drug arrests. 173: Three Kinds of Deception Dec. 15, 2000 Act Three: Accidental Deception David Sedaris tells the story of a subway ride he took in Paris. 594: My Summer Self Aug. 12, 2016 Act One: Grapes of Wrath Producer Dana Chivvis explores the case of a 66-year-old working lifeguard who is suing New York State for age discrimination after refusing to wear a Speedo on the job. Staff RecommendationsView all 355 May 9, 2008 The Giant Pool of Money The surprisingly entertaining story of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. 429 Mar. 11, 2011 Will They Know Me Back Home? Stories of people who've grown so accustomed to wartime that the lives they've left behind no longer make sense.