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Heroes, Icons & Superstars

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 4/7/20. ---

In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols, storytellers encountering the very people they've always wanted to meet. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Valerie Walker has a chance encounter with a life long idol.

Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman makes music with a country music icon.

Danny Artese gets not only a signature but a mentor when he attends a book signing.

Elyse McInerney learns her hero may be a lot closer to her than she realized.

Bassist Christian McBride gets a chance to play with a Jazz legend.

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Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop

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A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.

Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination.

Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation.

Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert.

Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.

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Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

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A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Jenny Allen is diagnosed with cancer and is forced to make a decision when she starts chemotherapy.

Danyel Smith is confronted by a musician who didn't like an article she wrote for Vibe Magazine.

Stephanie Peirolo fights with an insurance company while her son is in a coma. 

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