Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves - Abraham Leno

“I was a changed person. I was a soldier. I wanted to go and fight. That was my life now.”

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Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Kevin Roose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university.

Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

Abraham Leno's dream of college is threatened when war breaks out in his country. 


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Stories in this Episode

08:57
Pen Pal

by Boris Timanovsky

Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

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13:35
Going the Liberty Way

by Kevin Roose

Kevin Roose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university.

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10:52
The Tourist and the Refugee

by Abraham Leno

Abraham Leno's dream of college is threatened when war breaks out in his country. 

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09:09
My Guy

by Carolyn Martin

Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

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Kevin at Liberty University.

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Kevin at Liberty University.

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Kevin at Liberty University.

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  • The Drift - Hearts and Flowers
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  • David Stanwood - Old Friend
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  • Kaki King - Gay Sons of Lesbian Mothers
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  • Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Debe
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