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Boy Soldier, Quarterback, Pick Up Lines, and Peaches

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A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret; a boy from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier; a teenage girl discovers how to control her errant parrot; and a construction worker discovers the up-side of his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence.

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A woman confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.

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A man from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.

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A teenage girl discovers how to control her errant parrot.

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A construction worker discovers the upside of his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence.

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Extras from this episode:

Kimberly Reed

Prior to her Moth story, Kim made the critically-acclaimed documentary Prodigal Sons about her experience as she attempts to reconcile with her long-estranged brother Marc, who has seen her as a rival since childhood. We highly recommend that listeners interested in Kim’s story check out her amazing documentary for themselves.

 

Ishmael Beah

Ishmael’s story was first captured in his book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy SoldierPublisher’s Weekly says ”this absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone’s civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare.” We also highly recommend his book to Moth listeners. For more information on Ishmael, visit his website.

 

Music Featured in this Episode

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

Dick Oatts & Soren Moller – Nonet II - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Blue Cranes – Maddie Mae (Was A Good Girl) - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Little Bang – Behind the Veil - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Little Bang – Volts for the Others - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify