Full episode 539: The Leap Act One Busman’s Holiday Share a clip ByJoe Richman Radio Diaries’ Joe Richman continues William Cimillo’s story and talks to his two sons about what it was like to have lived through the drama that ensued after their father’s big journey. (11 1/2 minutes) More in FamilyView all 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act One: Go To The Mattresses Shamyla always loved books. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act Two: Daddy Lessons Parents try to shape who we are in their own image. Producer Neil Drumming spoke to Adam Mansbach, who tried to make his daughter fall in love with hip-hop. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act Three: Where I Came From Producer Ben Calhoun recalls a weighty moment from childhood and thinks about how the words from that encounter have come up again. More by Joe RichmanView all 634: Human Error in Volatile Situations Dec. 22, 2017 Act One In 1980, deep in a nuclear missile silo in Arkansas, a simple human error nearly caused the destruction of a giant portion of the Midwest. 555: The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind Apr. 24, 2015 Act Two: Crime Pays Reporter Joe Richman visits a program in Richmond, CA that is trying a controversial method of reducing gun violence in their city: paying criminals to not commit crimes. 527: 180 Degrees June 13, 2014 Act One: Seeing the Forrest For the Little Trees Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter.