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 398: Long Shot Jan. 8, 2010 Act Two: House Dutiful When Wells Tower started to try to fix up and save his dad's house, he knew it'd be incredibly hard. 200: Hearts and Minds Nov. 30, 2001 Act One: Don't Believe Anything You Hear On The Radio The story of a clandestine radio station the CIA set up back in the good old, bad old days of the 1950s, to overthrow Guatemala. 26: Father's Day '96 June 14, 1996 Act Three: The Moment Dad Left Audio artist Jay Allison and writer Dan Robb present an audio montage on the moment Robb's parents divorced. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 206 Mar. 1, 2002 Somewhere in the Arabian Sea Life aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting bombing missions over Afghanistan.