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Tattoos and Two Southern Gothics

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The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, details the fireworks when his mother learns that her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park; a spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, GA work in tandem to create a true bohemian; and a guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's mysterious tattoo.

A Georgia woman goes to war when her family’s mansion is slated to be turned into a golf ‘clubhouse’.

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The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, Georgia.

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An inmate’s tattoo intrigues a prison guard.

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George Dawes Green

A Georgia woman goes to war when her family’s mansion is slated to be turned into a golf ‘clubhouse’.

George Dawes Green’s ancestral home.

George Dawes Green’s ancestors in front of their home. Photos courtesy George Dawes Green.

 

Edgar Oliver

 The genesis story of a true bohemian: two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, Georgia.

The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, interviews Edgar about his voice, his creative process, and his childhood home.

 

Helen and Edgar pose for pictures in a photobooth.

Helen, Edgar and a friend in a cafe in Paris. Photos courtesy Edgar Oliver.

The music featured in this episode…

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

Jeff Beale – Monkey Knuckles

Helios –  A Mountain of Ice - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Helios– Come with Nothings - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Helios – Fourteen Drawings - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify