Radio Extras for The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1301

January 1, 2013
by The Moth,

This week, it’s a special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC with Garrison Keillor, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. World renowned conservationist and field biologist Alan Rabinowitz (“Man and Beast“, MRH episode 0902) makes a life-changing friendship while studying the Taron tribe of the Himilayas; a woman describes how her father’s risky entrepreneurial endeavors kept her close-knit Southern family in flux; and a woman raised as a Mormon is terrified that her parents will disown her when she confesses that she has left the faith.

Listen to this episode on your local public radio station, or stream it online at PRX.



Alan Rabinowitz

While searching the Himalayas, Alan comes across the last of the mysterious Taron people.

Alan Rabinowitz meets with locals while on his expedition to Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Steve Winter/National Geographic.

Alan and his friend Dawi, the last Taron. Photo courtesy of Steve Winter/National Geographic.

You can learn more about Alan and his environmental activism by visiting Panthera.



Elna Baker

Elna heads to Siberia to let her Mormon parents know she lost her virginity.

Elna Baker visits her father’s titanium factory in Siberia. Photos courtesy of Elna Baker.


Next Week On The Moth Radio Hour…

A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native country. We’ll see you then!