740 July 2, 2021 There. I Fixed It. Solving problems using very extreme measures. Download Share a clip Transcript Olivia Fields Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira Glass talks to Sam Ashner, whose debilitating fear of spiders was ruining his life. So he opted for an extraordinary treatment — the nuclear option — to deal with it. (6 minutes) Sam's treatment was featured in the documentary series A Cure For Fear, directed by Lana Wilson and made for Topic. Act One Catching Deer When You Wanted Lions ByLina Misitzis When the United States Congress saw a problem — sex trafficking — it acted to eliminate it. Producer Lina Misitzis looked into how the law played out for its targets and the others swept up in the “fix.” (33 minutes) Act Two The Lonely Island ByKaren Cheung For the last year, writer Karen Cheung has been watching her hometown of Hong Kong change in big and small ways under a new law, and wondering when and if leaving will be her last resort. (15 minutes) Song:“Not Gonna Get Us” by t.A.T.u. Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 332: The Ten Commandments May 4, 2007 Commandment Seven: You Shall Not Commit Adultery In the book of Matthew, Jesus says that looking lustfully at a woman is like committing adultery in your heart. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act Five: A Slow Boat to China Producer Diane Wu goes to a party. 614: The Other Mr. President Apr. 14, 2017 Act Two: Mr. Popular Vladmir Putin’s approval rating is a seemingly unreal 84%. 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. 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father?