Boyhood - Wilson Portorreal

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Boyhood

A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher's kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. Hosted by The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Ishmael Beah comes to New York as a teenager after years of fighting as a child soldier in Sierra Leone and gets a second chance at childhood.

Wilson Portorreal runs into traffic to save Hershey, the family dog.

Christian Garland steals money from his grandfather to buy sneakers and has to work to regain his trust.

Neil Gaiman becomes a proud hockey dad and learns how proud his own dad is of him. 

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Stories in this Episode

17:05
Unusual Normality

by Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah comes to New York as a teenager after years of fighting as a child soldier in Sierra Leone and gets a second chance at childhood.

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05:02
Victorious

by Wilson Portorreal

Wilson Portorreal runs into traffic to save Hershey, the family dog.

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05:49
My Grandfather's Shoes

by Christian Garland

A preacher's kid steals collection plate money from his grandfather. 

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13:20
A Father's Pride

by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman becomes a proud hockey dad and learns how proud his own dad is of him.

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The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Carla Kilhstedt + Dan Rathburn - Sticks and Paper
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  • Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - The Thing That Made You
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  • Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - The Smallest Piece
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  • itsnotyouitsme - Great Day
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  • The Whitest Boy Alive - Don't Give Up
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