Full episode 585: In Defense of Ignorance Prologue Share a clip Transcript ByIra Glass Ira relays advice from a staffer’s family on what to do if you’re thinking about something you don’t want to think about. (2 minutes) More in FamilyView all 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act Three: This Must Be the Place For more than a decade, Boris Furman has meticulously tracked the whereabouts of his family members, averaging the latitude and longitudes to arrive at “The Family Average Location.” But nobody really knows why. 748: The End of the World as We Know It Sept. 17, 2021 Act One: 1.5 Degrees of Separation Producer Aviva DeKornfeld was interested in the toll that having a wakeup-moment could have on a family, and she heard about someone who had a moment like that over a decade ago. 739: Sisters June 11, 2021 Act Two: Megan and Sybil The first act of our show was about someone who has spent decades trying to close the gap with her sister because they were apart until she was eight years old. More by Ira GlassView all 757: The Ghost in the Machine Dec. 31, 2021 Act Two: Father of Invention There’s a machine lots of us encounter as a big impersonal, mechanical apparatus, that has a ghost in it. 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Two: Brian and Peg Brian and Peg disagree over a very important thing. 754: Spark Bird Nov. 26, 2021 Act One: Don’t Chicken Out Carmen Milito tells Ira the story of a date she went on as a teenager, and the bird her mom brought to the occasion.