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 Host Ira Glass talks with David Kestenbaum about a phone app that can create alternate universes with the press of a button. (8 minutes) ByIra GlassDavid Kestenbaum Act One Dreams From My Father Writer Etgar Keret tells a story about his father, who was constantly imagining parallel universes. In a way, they saved him. (12 minutes) ByEtgar Keret Act Two Sorry/Not Sorry David Kestenbaum finds out about a speech that, in another world, President Clinton gave on August 17, 1998. (13 minutes) ByDavid Kestenbaum Act Three Sklar-Crossed Brothers 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) ByDana Chivvis Act Four If I Lived Here, I’d Be Home Now 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) ByDiane Wu Song:“Alternate Universe” by Sue Fink Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 731: What Lies Beneath Feb. 12, 2021 Act Four: Boiling Under Lots of things go unspoken between family members, sometimes for years. 575: Poetry of Propaganda Dec. 18, 2015 Act One: Guerrilla Marketing Producer Sean Cole tells the story of a brand of war propaganda developed in Colombia that was so ambitious and ornate, it's almost hard to believe. 221: Fake I.D. Sept. 20, 2002 Act One: Pole Vault Ira's conversation with Erin Einhorn continues. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 732 Feb. 19, 2021 Secrets Why we tell them, and what happens after we do.