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Kremlin, Camp, Cockroaches, Cars - Adam Gopnik

“I feel I walk through the world naked from the waist down.”

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Kremlin, Camp, Cockroaches, Cars

An episode about the trials of young adulthood: A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a treasured pair of pants, a young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car, and a writer lands in Moscow on the eve of a revolution. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Meg Wolitzer realizes she might not become the actor she's dreamed of being, but finds the freedom of self-acceptance.

Adam Gopnik and his wife move to a tiny New York City apartment and try to 'live poetically.'

Matthew Dicks tries to hide the fact that he's living out of his car after losing his job.

Andrew Solomon goes to Russia to visit artists and ends up with a front row seat to Russian democracy.


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10:56
Summer Camp

by Meg Wolitzer

A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers.

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10:10
The Missing Pants

by Adam Gopnik

A writer loses a treasured pair of pants.

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06:30
A Roof Over Your Head

by Matthew Dicks

A young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car.

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15:42
At The Barricade

by Andrew Solomon

A writer lands in Moscow on the eve of a revolution.

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Extras From This Episode

Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer Radio Extra1

Meg at summer camp.

Meg Wolitzer Radio Extra2

Martha at summer camp.

Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks Radio Extra1

Matthew Dicks at the empty apartment.

Matthew Dicks Radio Extra2

Matthew at the apartment.

Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon Radio Extra1

Andrew Solomon in Russia in front of a tank.