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. 346: Home Alone Dec. 21, 2007 Act One: Plot Without A Story Mary Ann was an elderly woman living by herself in Los Angeles County. 169: Pursuit of Happiness Sept. 29, 2000 Act Three: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Every year, the Emerald Society, an association of Irish Chicago police officers, flies in policemen from New York City for Chicago's two big St. Staff RecommendationsView all 154 Mar. 10, 2000 In Dog We Trust 2000 Exactly how much are the animals that live in our home caught up in everyday family dynamics? 387 Aug. 7, 2009 Arms Trader 2009 The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man suspected of being an illegal arms dealer.