Full episode 81: Guns Act One Nra Vs Nea Share a clip BySarah Vowell Sarah Vowell goes home to Montana to try and understand her gunsmith dad a little better. (11 minutes) Song:“Father Death Blues” by Allen Ginsberg More in FamilyView all 691: Gardens of Branching Paths Jan. 10, 2020 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. 690: Too Close to Home Dec. 27, 2019 Act Three: Pigeons on a Plane 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) 690: Too Close to Home Dec. 27, 2019 Act One: How Do I Say This? 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) More by Sarah VowellView all 574: Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Dec. 11, 2015 Act Two: One Sinatra Fan ... Versus All Of Network TV. Before Sinatra died, Sarah Vowell appeared on this radio program and made a prediction about how network news would cover Sinatra's death ... and she made a simple plea. 354: Mistakes Were Made Apr. 18, 2008 Act Two: You’re Willing To Sacrifice Our Love There's a famous William Carlos Williams poem called "This is Just to Say." It's about, among other things, causing a loved one inconvenience and offering a non-apologizing apology. 329: Nice Work If You Can Get It Apr. 6, 2007 Act Three: The Homesick Explorer This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell tells the story of a mapmaker named Charles Preuss who charted the Western Territories with two of American history's legendary explorers—John Charles Fremont and Kit Carson.