691 January 10, 2020 Gardens of Branching Paths Stories of other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference. Download Share a clip Transcript Keith Negley Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassDavid Kestenbaum Host Ira Glass talks with David Kestenbaum about a phone app that can create alternate universes with the press of a button. (8 minutes) Act One Dreams From My Father ByEtgar Keret Writer Etgar Keret tells a story about his father, who was constantly imagining parallel universes. In a way, they saved him. (12 minutes) Act Two Sorry/Not Sorry ByDavid Kestenbaum David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. (13 minutes) Act Three Sklar-Crossed Brothers ByDana Chivvis 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) Act Four If I Lived Here, I’d Be Home Now ByDiane Wu Diane Wu has the story of someone who tries to visit one of the other worlds in which she almost lived. (9 minutes) Song:“Alternate Universe” by Sue Fink Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 432: Know When To Fold ‘Em Apr. 8, 2011 Act One: Is This War or Is This Hearts? David Ellis Dickerson tells the story of heading home to Tucson after six years away, having rejected the evangelical Christianity of his family. 439: A House Divided June 24, 2011 Act One: War of Northern Aggression Producer Ben Calhoun heads to his home state of Wisconsin, a place currently turned against itself in the form of Senate recall elections. 352: The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar Mar. 14, 2008 Act One: Part One Margaret Dunbar Cutright starts looking into her grandfather's disappearance. Staff RecommendationsView all 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones. 560 July 3, 2015 Abdi and the Golden Ticket A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American.