Full episode 58: Small Towns Act One City Mouse, Country Mouse Share a clip BySarah Vowell Sarah Vowell and her family. (14 minutes) More in FamilyView all 684: Burn It Down Sept. 27, 2019 Act Two: Mom. Hey Mom. MOM. Hey Mom. Mom. Mom A teenage girl decides the only way forward is to tear something down and rebuild from the ground up. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act One: Go To The Mattresses Shamyla always loved books. 680: The Weight Of Words July 26, 2019 Act Two: Daddy Lessons 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. 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.