Mother's Day Special - Ophira Eisenberg

“I had goals and they were to feed and clothe myself and live in New York”

Photo by Theo Welling

A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother's deathbed, and a man finds a mother's love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Ophira Eisenberg confronts her fertility during a crisis.

Terry Wolfisch Cole wants preferential treatment as the oldest sister.

Andy Christie sends off his mother with a melody.

Samuel Lewis Lee is looked after by a mother's love.

Mother's Day Special

Jay Allison

Moth Radio Producer, Jay Allison, spoke to his mother for our episode. She regaled us with a couple memories of her own mother. Take a listen below:

Jay Allison Radio Extra

Barbara Allison says 'hi!' Photo courtesy of Producer Jay Allison.

Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg Radio Extra 1

Ophira's baby, Lucas.

Ophira Einsenberg Radio Extra 2

Ophira's wine cooler (with baby lock).

Terry Cole

Terry Cole Radio Extra 3

Terry Cole with her little sister Lisa as children.

Terry Cole Radio Extra 2

Terry Cole with her little sister Lisa as teens.

Terry Cole Radio Extra 4

Terry Cole and Lisa today.

Andy Christie

Andy Christie Radio Extra 1

Andy's mom on the far right in the boat from Europe.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 3

Andy's mom's family in Yugoslavia in the 1930's.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 2

Mom, Andy, Artie, and Dad in Scotland.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 4

Andy's mom in Florida.