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. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download 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 47: Christmas and Commerce Dec. 20, 1996 Act Four Tapes recorded in a Chicago home Christmas morning, more than 50 years ago. 386: Fine Print July 24, 2009 Act Four: May Be Hazardous To Children Susan Burton rereads her parents' divorce papers—the fine print that changed her life forever. 113: Windfall Oct. 16, 1998 Act Four: Pot Of Gold Writer Scott Carrier in Salt Lake City tells the story of someone's life that improved with a huge insurance settlement—even though the money never arrived. Staff RecommendationsView all 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses. 443 Aug. 12, 2011 Amusement Park We head to some of the happiest places on earth: amusement parks!