691 January 10, 2020 Gardens of Branching Paths Other universes that are just like our own, but with one small difference. Download Control-click (or right-click) Tap and hold to download Share a clip Transcript Keith Negley Prologue Prologue ByIra GlassDavid Kestenbaum Host Ira Glass talks with David Kestenbaum about a phone app that can create alternate universes with the press of a button. (8 minutes) Act One Dreams From My Father ByEtgar Keret Writer Etgar Keret tells a story about his father, who was constantly imagining parallel universes. In a way, they saved him. (12 minutes) Act Two Sorry/Not Sorry ByDavid Kestenbaum David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. (13 minutes) Act Three Sklar-Crossed Brothers ByDana Chivvis Being an identical twin is kind of like having a parallel world right on top of ours, one in which there is another version of you running around. Dana Chivvis has the story of the Sklar twins, and a 48-year-old mystery. (19 minutes) Act Four If I Lived Here, I’d Be Home Now ByDiane Wu Diane Wu has the story of a woman who goes to South Korea to meet her birth mother, a trip that lets her visit one of the other worlds in which she almost lived. (9 minutes) Song:“Alternate Universe” by Sue Fink Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 106: Father’s Day ‘98 June 19, 1998 Act Four: Age Of Enchantment This is a story about an odd breach of trust between father and child, done unintentionally, and what happens next. 251: Brother’s Keeper Nov. 21, 2003 Act Two: This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land. Or Maybe Not. We hear the story of someone trying to help all sorts of people who absolutely do not want his help. 144: Where Words Fail Nov. 5, 1999 Act One: The Disappearance Genevieve Jurgensen and her husband Laurent lost their two daughters, Elise and Mathilde, at the ages of 4 and 7. Staff RecommendationsView all 46 Dec. 13, 1996 Sissies A family where the father was one kind of sissy and the son was another kind, and how the family was destroyed despite the fact that no one wanted it to be. 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America.