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 242: Enemy Camp July 18, 2003 Act One: Confession Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. 686: Umbrellas Up Oct. 18, 2019 Act One: The Cursed Generation A bunch of 22-year-olds from Hong Kong explain why they are cursed and what that means for their and Hong Kong’s future. (17 minutes) 461: Take the Money and Run for Office Mar. 30, 2012 Act Three: The O.G.s Ten years ago, Congress voted to reform campaign finance, after Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold took up the cause. Staff RecommendationsView all 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks! 562 July 31, 2015 The Problem We All Live With - Part One There’s one thing that has been proven to cut the achievement gap between black and white students by half: integration.