Amputation, Al Gore and Heroin - Warren MacDonald

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Amputation, Al Gore and Heroin

A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make Al Gore funny"), and a young art student battles her demons in the pursuit of love. Hosted by the founder of The Moth, George Dawes Green.

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17:29
A Crushing Connection

by Warren Macdonald

A hiker details his journey home through a trial by stone.

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15:19
Al Gore Is So Boring...

by Mark Katz

Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.

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07:32
A New Map of the World

by Juliet Hope Wayne

When her dark past scares off her love interest, an artist changes her trajectory.

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Warren Macdonald

A hiker details his journey home through a trial by stone.

Warren Mac Donald

Warren MacDonald on one of his many hikes after his accident. Photo courtesy Warren Macdonald.

Mark Katz

Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.

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Mark Katz gets a laugh from President Clinton. Photo courtesy Mark Katz.

Juliet Hope Wayne

When her dark past scares off her love interest, an artist changes her trajectory.

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A still from Juliet’s final animation project, mentioned in her story.

Julietpete

Juliet and Pete pictured together before a road trip. All pictures courtesy Juliet Hope Wayne.

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