In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This hour is funded by Home Advisor.

Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love.

Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time.

Michael Such plans for his last moment.

Airdate: 7/17/2018

You Say Goodbye extras

Ash Bhardwaj

Ash Bhardwaj Mrh 1815 Extra 1

Ash wearing a kurta, preparing to perform the ritual, Tarpan.

Ash Bhardwaj Mrh 1815 Extra 2

Ash and his younger sister throwing pedals into River Ganges.

Ash Bhardwaj Mrh 1815 Extra 3


Courtney Antonioli

Courtney Antonioli Mrh 1815 Extra 1

Courtney and Peter doing a Tough Mudder together in 2014.

Courtney Antonioli Mrh 1815 Extra 2

Courtney doing a Tough Mudder years later without Peter.

Michael Such

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