Full episode 735: Bloody Feelings Act Two Blood Ties Transcript The discovery of 30 century-old postcards written in old Yiddish by a distant family member challenges David Kestenbaum’s ideas about the unimportance of blood ties. (10 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum More in FamilyView all 824: Family Meeting Feb. 23, 2024 Act Two: Sealed With A Diss An excerpt from “Belles Lettres," a short story by Nafissa Thompson-Spires from her book Heads of the Colored People, performed by actors Erika Alexander and Eisa Davis with a cameo from our colleague Alvin Melathe. 814: Parents Are People Nov. 10, 2023 Act Three: Ride or Die There are many kids who do not gradually discover that grown ups don’t have a handle on everything. These kids already know. 811: The One Place I Can’t Go Sept. 29, 2023 Act One: I Coulda Grown Big in Japan Comedian Atsuko Okatsuka moved suddenly from Japan to the U.S. when she was eight years old, and has long joked that it was because her grandmother kidnapped her from her dad. More by David KestenbaumView all 780: Setting the Record Straight Sept. 30, 2022 Act Three: U-F-No! David Kestenbaum desperately wants to set the record straight for everybody about whether aliens regularly visit earth. 776: I Work Better on Deadline July 29, 2022 Act Two: Snail in the Coffin Senior Editor David Kestenbaum talks with a different kind of advocacy group: animal scientists doing their best to save a particular species before it winks out of existence. (16 minutes) 756: But I Did Everything Right Dec. 10, 2021 Act Three: Bought the Farm Senior editor David Kestenbaum helps his kids set up an ant farm.