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Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

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Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

A chance meeting unites two women with bad boyfriends and bad habits.

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Haunted with guilt, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child.

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When Jeffery's dad moves their citified family to a working farm, chaos ensues.

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Mike Birbiglia

A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup.

Mike talks to Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, in this web-exclusive conversation from 2010.

Behind The Stories: Mike Birbiglia at The Moth by mothstories

 

Jenifer Hixson

A chance meeting unites two women with bad boyfriends and bad habits.

Jenifer’s story has since been turned into a short film. Check out the trailer below.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

John Zorn – Alhambra Blues - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

John Zorn – Miramar - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

John Zorn – Tamalpais - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

Tin Hat Trio – Things That Might Have Been - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify