690 December 27, 2019 Too Close to Home For the holidays, stories of families finally addressing the thorny thing they’ve never really talked about. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Adam Maida Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION. Prologue Prologue ByIra Glass Ira remembers the contentious family gatherings of holidays past - and how things have changed. (4 minutes) Act One How Do I Say This? ByScaachi Koul Scaachi Koul is trying to learn a language native to her parents, and heads back to Calgary to ask why they never taught it to her in the first place. (21 minutes) Song:“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Nina Simone Act Two You Probably Think This Song is About You Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III asked his ex-partner Suzzy Roche and their daughter Lucy to perform at his wedding party. The song they picked was…surprising. (11 minutes) Song:“What Are Families For” by Loudon Wainwright III Act Three Pigeons on a Plane ByKevin Sieff Reporter Kevin Sieff travels from Mexico to Chicago with a group of seniors reuiniting with their undocumented kids in the U.S., some for the first time in decades. (18 minutes) Song:“Too Close to Home” by Rhonda Funk Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 422: Comedians of Christmas Comedy Special Dec. 17, 2010 Act One: Jesus Has Prison Wyatt Cenac tells this story about spreading Christmas cheer in Texas. 216: Give the People What They Want July 12, 2002 Act One: Let Them Eat Cake, Wedding Cake The story from the prologue continues, with the groom who refused to be a groom, and the one person who'll probably remember the fake wedding, namely, the fake bride. 16: Economy Mar. 14, 1996 Act Three: Dad Poet/performer Lisa Buscani tells a story about her father. Staff RecommendationsView all 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past. 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future.