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. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 117: You Gonna Eat That? Dec. 11, 1998 Act One: Breakfast A story by Jay Allison and Annie Cheney, from Jay's Life Stories series. 334: Duty Calls June 1, 2007 Act Two Josh Bearman continues his story by looking at how things got so bad for his mother and David in the first place. 409: Held Hostage June 4, 2010 Act Two: Misdeeds An angry man in New Orleans seeks revenge against people who bought property that he formerly owned and that was seized by the city. Staff RecommendationsView all 472 Aug. 17, 2012 Our Friend David Favorite stories by our longtime contributor and friend David Rakoff. 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.