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 49: Animals Jan. 10, 1997 Act One: Food Chain In A New York Apartment Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. 3: Poultry Slam 1995 Dec. 1, 1995 Act Two Julie Showalter, who grew up on a turkey farm, tells the story of the night 3,000 turkeys died. 257: What I Should’ve Said Jan. 16, 2004 Act One: Freeze Frame Jonathan Goldstein, for once in his life, gets to suspend time itself. Staff RecommendationsView all 492 Apr. 12, 2013 Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde Did a beloved family doctor with no criminal history suddenly up and strangle his own father? 38 Oct. 11, 1996 Simulated Worlds Civil War reenactments, wax museums, simulated coal mines, fake ethnic restaurants, an ersatz Medieval castle, and other re-created worlds that thrive all across America.