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 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 166: Nobody's Family Is Going to Change Aug. 11, 2000 Act Two: Matching Outfits Not Included What can happen if a sibling relationship doesn't ever change. 45: Media Fringe Dec. 6, 1996 Act Four: Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous Chicago writer Cheryl Trykv on her own close encounter with Hollywood, the media, and a famous maid. 81: Guns Oct. 24, 1997 Act Four: Potato Potahto Two people who've nearly died in gun battles describe what it's like, getting shot at. Staff RecommendationsView all 589 June 17, 2016 Tell Me I’m Fat Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. 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.