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 Host Ira Glass talks to Amanda, who's 16 and lives with her mom in a Christian commune in Chicago. (4 minutes) ByIra Glass Act One Meema's Adventure A family dreams of life in rural Maine, moves there, and then things get really complicated. (36 minutes) ByMeema Spadola Act Two Blue Sky Dream 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) ByDavid Beers Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 49: Animals Jan. 10, 1997 Act One: Food Chain In A New York Apartment Paul Tough visits Catherine Chalmers. 4: Vacations Dec. 8, 1995 Act Two Writer/singer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh reads a story about a family vacation arranged by her mother, who believed that vacations couldn't be merely for leisure—they had to be educational. 76: Mob Sept. 19, 1997 Act Three: Neighbors To The Mob Jerry Capeci, dean of the New York reporters who cover organized crime, on the decline of the mob in recent years. Staff RecommendationsView all 597 Sept. 23, 2016 One Last Thing Before I Go (2016) Ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones. 110 Sept. 4, 1998 Mapping The world redrawn by the five senses.