Cancer, Crime and Crypts - Piper Kerman

“All your most private moments are lived stacked on top of one another in a place where no one wants to be​.”

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Cancer, Crime and Crypts

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
 
Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
 
Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.


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13:43
What Can't Be Fixed

by Martha Manning

A therapist, and her car, break down.

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14:21
Wall of Sound

by Piper Kerman

An inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio.

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13:05
Wrong Side of the Grass

by Chris Tombline

An undertaker deals with a problematic client.

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Piper Kerman

Piper Kerman Extra

Piper and her husband Larry, in the vistor’s room of the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution.

Chris Tombline

Chris Tombline Extra

Chris posing in a coffin.

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