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 438: Father's Day 2011 June 17, 2011 Act Four: Bring Your Child to Work Detail Michael May tells this story about two prison inmates in Texas—Daniel Johnson and Jesse Johnson—and the unusual bond they formed. 267: Propriety June 11, 2004 Act One: Government Says The Darnedest Things The FCC says it just wants a little civility on the nation's airwaves. 433: Fine Print 2011 Apr. 15, 2011 Act Four: May Be Hazardous To Children Susan Burton rereads her parents' divorce papers—the fine print that changed her life forever. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 192 Aug. 31, 2001 Meet the Pros The story of one man's journey from obscurity to international professional celebrity.