69 July 18, 1997 Dream House How many of our parents move to some place — some dream house — with some vision of a new life in the new place, and move the family with them, hoping it works out for the kids. Three stories on this theme. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Commune Dream House ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in Chicago. (4 minutes) Act One Meema's Adventure ByMeema Spadola A family dreams of life in rural Maine, moves there, and then things get really complicated. (36 minutes) Act Two Blue Sky Dream ByDavid Beers David Beers explains the gorgeous, modern vision that drew his family, and tons of other families, to California, and then what happened after they arrived. (16 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 27: The Cruelty of Children June 21, 1996 Act One: I Like Guys David Sedaris reads one of his funniest and most affecting stories from his book Naked before a live audience. 448: Adventure! Oct. 7, 2011 Act One: Chinese Checkmate Some adventures you seek out on purpose, and others hunt you down. 17: Name Change / No Theme Mar. 21, 1996 Act One: Pier Pressure Navy Pier's renovation was presented as a success in last week's show, but recent press reveals that the pier is bleeding money. Staff RecommendationsView all 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be. 640 Mar. 2, 2018 Five Women A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man.