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Party Crashers, Witch Hunts and Ninja Costumes

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A collection of Moth GrandSLAM Stories from around the country - a rabbinical student answers tough questions; a couple crashes the 2008 Obama inauguration; a teacher survives a witch hunt; a tween creates a homemade Halloween costume; a woman plans a sing-along funeral finale; and a man travels to Africa to find a higher purpose.

A rabbinical student answers tough questions.

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A couple crashes the 2008 Obama inauguration.

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A teacher survives a witch hunt.

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A tween creates a homemade Halloween costume.

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A woman plans a sing-along funeral finale.

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A man travels to Africa to find a higher purpose.

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Aaron Potek

A rabbinical student answers tough questions.

 

Aaron playing his guitar. Photo courtesy Aaron Potek.

 

Bonnie Levison

A couple crashes the 2008 Obama inauguration

The yellow tickets.

Bonnie and an unsuspecting serviceman. Photos courtesy Bonnie Levison.

 

Matthew Dicks

A teacher survives a witch hunt.

Anonymous rivals cherry-picked quotes from Matthew’s blog to get him and his wife fired from their teaching jobs. He was able to beat the accusations and still works at the same school. You can read it yourself at MatthewDicks.com/Blog.

 

Cole Kazdin

A woman plans a sing-along funeral finale.

Joe at camp, around the time of the Little Mermaid musical.

Joe and Cole as adults. Photo courtesy Cole Kazdin.

 

Scott Holzknecht

A man travels to Africa to find a higher purpose.

Scott, Duma (in between his legs), and another boy named Edward.

Some of the children at the orphanage.

The school. Scott writes, “that’s the whole damn thing…that’s what a normal classroom looked like (we didn’t pile in the room for the picture).” Photos courtesy Scott Holzknecht

 

The music featured in this episode…

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

Jason Mills – Cut in Line 

Nigel Kennedy + The Kroke Band– Kizmierz 

United States Marine Band – Hail to the Chief - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Lawless Music – Thursday Evening Lumens 

John Zorn – Maximato - Find it on iTunes

Vanilla Ice – Ninja Rap - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Lawless Music – DTV Bluestein Shoes

Samuel E. Wright – Under the Sea - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Suburban Legends – Under the Sea - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Sauti Sol – Nambee - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify