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Amputation, Al Gore and Heroin

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A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make Al Gore funny"), and a young art student battles her demons in the pursuit of love. Hosted by the founder of The Moth, George Dawes Green.

Warren Macdonald. Photo by Sarah Stacke.

A hiker details his journey home through a trial by stone.

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Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.

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When her dark past scares off her love interest, an artist changes her trajectory.

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Warren Macdonald

A hiker details his journey home through a trial by stone.

Warren MacDonald on one of his many hikes after his accident. Photo courtesy Warren Macdonald.

 

Mark Katz

Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.

Mark Katz gets a laugh from President Clinton. Photo courtesy Mark Katz.

 

Juliet Hope Wayne

When her dark past scares off her love interest, an artist changes her trajectory.

A still from Juliet’s final animation project, mentioned in her story.

Juliet and Pete pictured together before a road trip. All pictures courtesy Juliet Hope Wayne.


The music featured in this episode…

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

Blue Cranes – Yellow Ochre - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Blue Cranes – Ritchie Bros. - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Blue Cranes – Broken Windmills - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify