This American Life Published by This American Life #596: Becoming a Badger Listen 1 h Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/662412/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking.