All The World's a Stage - Phil Wang By González Neil

“So I'm 11 years old. The year is 2001 and I'm high off the adrenaline of surviving Y2K, my tiny primary school and essentially a bit of seaside jungle, decides to put on a production of Mary Poppins.”

Photo by Neil González

All The World's a Stage

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Ready the spotlight and raise the curtains! In this hour, performers, sour notes, tough critics, and a unique take on Mary Poppins. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Stories in this Episode

An Instrumental Crisis

by Laura Hitchcock

Laura Hitchcock is entrusted with her teacher's prized trumpet.

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Don't Know Much About Music

by Jason Mesches

Jason Mesches plays a medley of his own creation for his unconventional piano teacher.

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A Thpoonful of Thugar

by Phil Wang

Phil Wang contends with his lisp during his primary school's production of Mary Poppins. 

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The Show Must Go On

by Ashley Johnson

Ashley Johnson moves to LA to pursue her dream of acting.

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It Wasn’t Great

by Liz Phair

A series of unfortunate events befalls Liz Phair when she performs at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting. 

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Extras From This Episode

All The World's a Stage

The Flying Chairs

The Flying Chairs - Phil Wang

Phil Wang Left As Mr  Banks In 22 Mary Poppins 22

Phil Wang left as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins.

Phil And His Classmates On The Extensive Set Of 22 Mary Poppins 22

Phil Wang and his classmates on the extensive set of Mary Poppins.

Phil Wang Right As Mr  Banks

Phil Wang right as Mr. Banks.

Jason Mesches Doing What He Does Best  Still Playing Music

Jason Mesches doing what he does best still playing music.


Laura Hitchcock

Laura Hitchcock Around The Age At Which She Clogged The Trumpet

Laura Hitchcock around the age at which she clogged the trumpet.

A Diagram By Laura Of The Trumpet Clog And Attempted Solutions

A diagram by Laura of the Trumpet clog and attempted solutions.