690 December 27, 2019 Too Close to Home For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira remembers the contentious family gatherings of holidays past - and how things have changed. (4 minutes) Act One How Do I Say This? ByScaachi Koul Scaachi Koul is trying to learn a language native to her parents, and heads back to Calgary to ask why they never taught it to her in the first place. (21 minutes) Song:“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone Act Two You Probably Think This Song is About You Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III asked his ex-partner Suzzy Roche and their daughter Lucy to perform at his wedding party. The song they picked was…surprising. (11 minutes) Song:“What Are Families For” by Loudon Wainwright III Act Three Pigeons on a Plane ByKevin Sieff Reporter Kevin Sieff travels from Mexico to Chicago with a group of seniors reuiniting with their undocumented kids in the U.S., some for the first time in decades. (18 minutes) Song:“Too Close to Home” by Rhonda Funk Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 576: Say Yes To Christmas Dec. 25, 2015 Act Three: The First Noel Andre, 6, and his 4 year old brother Luc are experiencing Christmas for the very first time. 13: Love Feb. 7, 1996 Act Three: A Wedding Ira describes a wedding held in the dingy basement room of the City of Chicago's Marriage Court. 642: The Impossible Dream Apr. 6, 2018 Act Three: When the Cat’s Away, the Mouse, He Can Run Around Senator Jeff Flake breaks from the plan and speaks openly about the bipartisan DACA proposal to the media before the president has a chance to sell the deal himself. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones.