69 July 18, 1997 Dream House How many of our parents move to some place — some dream house — with some vision of a new life in the new place, and move the family with them, hoping it works out for the kids. Three stories on this theme. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Commune Dream House ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in Chicago. (4 minutes) Act One Meema's Adventure ByMeema Spadola A family dreams of life in rural Maine, moves there, and then things get really complicated. (36 minutes) Act Two Blue Sky Dream ByDavid Beers David Beers explains the gorgeous, modern vision that drew his family, and tons of other families, to California, and then what happened after they arrived. (16 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 540: A Front Nov. 21, 2014 Act Three: Ellis Island Ayelet Waldman says her dad is a bookish man ... a very smart man ... but no man is everything his kids want him to be. 217: Give It to Them Aug. 2, 2002 Act One: Life Indoors Nancy Updike reports that life under curfew in Ramallah can be, among other things, intensely boring. 257: What I Should’ve Said Jan. 16, 2004 Act One: Freeze Frame Jonathan Goldstein, for once in his life, gets to suspend time itself. Staff RecommendationsView all 550 Mar. 13, 2015 Three Miles What happens when of a group of public school students in the Bronx goes to visit an elite private school three miles away. 75 Sept. 12, 1997 Kindness of Strangers A locksmith tells the story of an act of kindness he committed, hoping for a small reward. That, and other stories of kindness in New York City.