681 August 16, 2019 Escape From the Lab What happens when our most ingenious creations actually make it out into the world. Download Share a clip Transcript Bettmann Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira questions the motives of overly ambitious scientists and inventors. (2 minutes) Act One Breakout Star ByEmanuele Berry A reality show contestant tries to game the system. (20 minutes) Act Two Two Times a Lady ByLina Misitzis An inventor designs a robotic device that creates a dilemma for the administrators and judges of a major electronics trade show. (16 minutes) Act Three Fraught Couture ByNeil Drumming A government agent steals a suit that’s supposed to make her invisible. It does more than that. (18 minutes) Song:“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 278: Spies Like Us Nov. 19, 2004 Act One: The Lobbyist When Burt Covit was programming his VCR one day, he accidentally tuned in to a channel showing the lobby of a building. 79: Stuck in the Wrong Decade Oct. 10, 1997 Act Three: Perv Walk New York writer Sarah Miller talks about two men she knows. 157: Secret Life of Daytime Apr. 14, 2000 Act Five: $82.50 A Day. Writer Mona Simpson reads from her forthcoming novel My Hollywood. This excerpt is about the daytime life of Filipino nannies, during the hours in which they run the lovely homes of certain Los Angeles neighborhoods. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.