22 May 3, 1996 Adult Children Stories of the difficult relationships between parents and their grown children, including two long stories from Sandra Tsing Loh about her father. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Sharyn Morrow Prologue ByIra Glass Ira's mom is invited to speak to a group of Jewish mothers who only discuss one topic: their relationships with their adult children. So she calls Ira and his siblings to ask their advice (3 minutes). Act One Me and My Mom ByIra Glass Ira continues the story about his conversation with his mom. Then he calls her up on the air. (10 minutes) Act Two Sandra's Dad BySandra Loh A story about how the adult children in Sandra Tsing Loh's family deal with her father. This story originally appeared in her book Depth Takes a Holiday (15 minutes). Act Three My Father's Chinese Wives BySandra Loh Sandra's father decides, at age 70, to take a Chinese wife. (27 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 140: Family Business Sept. 24, 1999 Act One: What's A Grecian Urn? David Rakoff takes us inside the world of a Greek family-owned ice cream parlour, and what he learned about the husband and wife and son who owned it...and what he didn't figure out until later. 306: Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time Jan. 13, 2006 Act Four: Function Of The Heart When Elspeth was a girl, she wanted nothing more than her father's attention. 222: Suckers Sept. 27, 2002 Act Four: Mother Sucker Writer Heather O'Neill tells the story of how she became a foster mother at 18—to a 16 year-old. Staff RecommendationsView all 487 Feb. 15, 2013 Harper High School - Part One We spent five months at a high school in Chicago where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot. 488 Feb. 22, 2013 Harper High School - Part Two Part two of our program on Harper High School in Chicago, where in the last year 29 current and recent students were shot.