All The World's A Stage - Gaelynn Lea

“I'm done getting lifted up onto the stage. If a venue doesn't have a ramp, I'm playing on the floor.”

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All The World's A Stage

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In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Notoriously quiet magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) discovers his love of magic.

Musician Gaelynn Lea describes life on the road with a disability.

Daniel Sperling attends Shabbat services while deployed in Iraq.

Carmen Aguirre is a member of the underground resistance in Chile during Pinochet's regime.


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13:08
The Howdy Doody Magic Kit

by Teller

Notoriously quiet magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) discovers his love of magic. 

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10:36
Accessibility is the New Punk Rock

by Gaelynn Lea

Musician Gaelynn Lea describes life on the road with a disability.

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06:36
Shabbat in Iraq

by Daniel Sperling

Daniel Sperling attends Shabbat services while deployed in Iraq.

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11:59
Gut Instincts

by Carmen Aguirre

Carmen Aguirre is a member of the underground resistance in Chile during Pinochet's regime.

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Extras From This Episode

Teller

Mrh1924 Teller Extra 5

The Howdy Doody Magic Kit.

Mrh1924 Teller Extra 1

Teller performing at 11 years old.

Mrh1924 Teller Extra 2

Teller, years later, still performing.

Mrh1924 Teller Extra 4

Dress for the job you want...

Gaelynn Lea

Mrh1924 ​ Gaelynn Lea​ Extra 3

​Gaelynn performing. (Photo by Richard Carter)

Mrh1924 ​ Gaelynn Lea​ Extra 7

Gaelynn performing in front of a crowd. (Photo by Tom Attwater)

Mrh1924 ​ Gaelynn Lea​ Extra 4

Gaelynn sharing her message with young girls. (Photo by NPR Music)

Daniel Sperling

Mrh1924 ​ Daniel Sperling​ Extra 2

Daniel in Iraq.

Mrh1924 ​ Daniel Sperling​ Extra 1

Daniel in uniform.

Mrh1924 ​ Daniel Sperling​ Extra 5

Chaplain Brittian

Carmen Aguirre

Mrh1924 Carmen Aguirre Extra 1

Carmen undercover in La Paz.