89 January 9, 1998 Sibling Rivalry Stories about people who are destined to fight: brothers and sisters. Download 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 148: The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit Dec. 24, 1999 Act Three: It Takes A Nation Of Santas To Hold Us Back Riz Rollins tells a story about himself, his brother, his grandmother and a guy in a Chicago department store they hope has some pull with Santa. 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. 318: With Great Power Oct. 6, 2006 Act Three: Waiting For Joe When you're powerless, you think a lot about the powerful figures above you. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 354 Apr. 18, 2008 Mistakes Were Made Freezing dead people so scientists can reanimate them in the future is a lot harder than it sounds.