691 January 10, 2020 Gardens of Branching Paths Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe in Apple Podcasts Transcript Keith Negley Prologue Prologue Host Ira Glass talks with David Kestenbaum about a phone app that can create alternate universes with the press of a button. (8 minutes) ByIra GlassDavid Kestenbaum Act One Dreams From My Father Writer Etgar Keret tells a story about his father, who was constantly imagining parallel universes. In a way, they saved him. (12 minutes) ByEtgar Keret Act Two Sorry/Not Sorry David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. (13 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Act Three Sklar-Crossed Brothers Being an identical twin is kind of like having a parallel world right on top of ours, one in which there is another version of you running around. Dana Chivvis has the story of the Sklar twins, and a 48-year-old mystery. (19 minutes) ByDana Chivvis Act Four If I Lived Here, I’d Be Home Now Diane Wu has the story of a woman who goes to South Korea to meet her birth mother, a trip that lets her visit one of the other worlds in which she almost lived. (9 minutes) ByDiane Wu Song:“Alternate Universe” by Sue Fink Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time Jan. 13, 2006 Act Four: Function Of The Heart When Elspeth was a girl, she wanted nothing more than her father's attention. 19: Rich Guys Apr. 12, 1996 Act Three: Another Mixed Legacy The late Ron Brown, the former U.S. 264: Special Treatment May 7, 2004 Act Three: Mommie's Psychic Helper When Aimee Phan and her brother were babies, her mother had horoscopes predicting their futures made and put on tape. Staff RecommendationsView all 261 Mar. 26, 2004 The Sanctity of Marriage A generation of researchers has revolutionized the way we see marriage. 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins.