Ira remembers the contentious family gatherings of holidays past - and how things have changed.
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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)
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)
Producer Lina Misitzis travels to Greece with her family to exhume the bones of her dead grandmother. (20 minutes)
After his mother passes, a man unearths her book collection… and is surprised. (6 1/2 minutes)
A teenage girl decides the only way forward is to tear something down and rebuild from the ground up. Elna Baker explains.
Shamyla always loved books. Like lots of other eleven-year-olds back in 1989, she loved The Babysitters Club.
Parents try to shape who we are in their own image. Producer Neil Drumming spoke to Adam Mansbach, who tried to make his daughter fall in love with hip-hop.
Producer Ben Calhoun recalls a weighty moment from childhood and thinks about how the words from that encounter have come up again.
Eleven adult siblings need to divide their dead parents' stuff. But they don’t all get along.
When a small town loses 100 people in just a few hours, kids come home to find their parents missing. Producer Lilly Sullivan talks to people trying to make sense of where they went and if they’ll come back.
Host Ira Glass gets his grandmother Frieda’s college files, which reveal a whole other side of this person he thought he knew so well.