89 January 9, 1998 Sibling Rivalry Stories about people who are destined to fight: brothers and sisters. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Tony the Misfit Prologue ByIra Glass Two quick real life fables about the power of sibling rivalry. (2 minutes) Act One He Is Heavy, He's My Brother ByIra Glass True tales of sibling cruelty. (4 minutes) Act Two Drama Of The Gifted Child's Sister BySandra Loh Tamar Brott, on growing up with two music prodigies, and Sandra Tsing Loh's sister Kaitlin, a ballet prodigy. (20 minutes) Act Three Destiny ByIra GlassDeb Monroe Deb Monroe's two daughters as they fight. (6 minutes) Act Four Fraternity Is Destiny ByDonald Antrim Writer Donald Antrim's The Hundred Brothers, and the question: What happens when we grow up? (24 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 526: Is That What I Look Like? May 23, 2014 Act One: Blunt Force Writer Domingo Martinez tells a story from his memoir The Boy Kings of Texas, about when he was forced to face how he might look in 20 years, if he kept doing what he was doing. 31: When You Talk About Music Aug. 9, 1996 Act Two: A Brother Who Struggles To Be A Star Radio producer Dan Gediman's story about his older brother, "Alex Jones," who he idolized when they were kids. 255: This American Life’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide Dec. 19, 2003 Act One: Make A Joyous Noise Unto Your Mom Ian Brown tries, after decades of failure, to give his mother the perfect Christmas gift. Staff RecommendationsView all 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America. 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own.