Full episode 539: The Leap Act One Busman’s Holiday Share a clip ByJoe RichmanSarah Kate Kramer Radio Diaries’ Joe Richman continues William Cimillo’s story and talks to his two sons about what it was like to have lived through the drama that ensued after their father’s big journey. (11 1/2 minutes) More in FamilyView all 735: Bloody Feelings Apr. 9, 2021 Act Two: Blood Ties The discovery of 30 century-old postcards written in old Yiddish by a distant family member challenges David Kestenbaum’s ideas about the unimportance of blood ties. 720: The Moment After This Moment Oct. 16, 2020 Act Four: Potus Operandi Ten years ago Jonathan Menjivar was on the cusp of something big: the birth of his daughter. 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. More by Joe RichmanView all 634: Human Error in Volatile Situations Dec. 22, 2017 Act One In 1980, deep in a nuclear missile silo in Arkansas, a simple human error nearly caused the destruction of a giant portion of the Midwest. 555: The Incredible Rarity of Changing Your Mind Apr. 24, 2015 Act Two: Crime Pays Reporter Joe Richman visits a program in Richmond, CA that is trying a controversial method of reducing gun violence in their city: paying criminals to not commit crimes. 527: 180 Degrees June 13, 2014 Act One: Seeing the Forrest For the Little Trees Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter.