Domestic Affairs - Maxie Jones

“One day while she was sewing with the sewing machine, I was mesmerized by what she was doing and I was just sitting there watching her.”

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Domestic Affairs

In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Gina Sampaio navigates the joys and trials of adoption.

Anagha Mahajan tries to correct an eye problem with an inspirational poster.

Maxie Jones sews things up with some help from his grandmother.

Matty Struski clears a space with his daughter in mind.

Tony Cyprien is overwhelmed on his first day outside of prison.


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13:29
Adventures in Saying Yes

by Gina Sampaio

Gina Sampaio navigates the joys and trials of adoption.

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06:36
My Left Eye

by ​Anagha Mahajan

Anagha Mahajan tries to correct an eye problem with an inspirational poster.

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06:27
A Suit for Grandma

by Maxie Jones

Maxie Jones sews things up with some help from his grandmother.

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06:06
Violators Will Be Told

by Matty Struski

Matty Struski clears a space with his daughter in mind.

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11:30
Buck

by Tony Cyprien

Tony Cyprien is overwhelmed on his first day outside of prison.

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Extras From This Episode

Gina Sampaio

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Pop Pop with all the kids.

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Pop Pop with with the boys.

Maxie Jones

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Maxie and his grandmother.

Matty Struski

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Valerie, Matty and Rain.

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Valerie, Matty and Rain.

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Rain horseback riding.

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Matty and Rain.

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Rain at the skate park.

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Rain horseback riding.

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Rain horseback riding.

Tony Cyprien

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Tony and Janice.

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Tony and El-Dog at Inglewood Cemetery where he was visiting his mother’s grave for the first time.

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Tony didn't know how to tie a tie since he had been away since the age of 13.

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Tony and Janice in the visitor's room.

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The music in this story

  • Mark Orton - Not Family
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  • Rob Stenson - Patroller
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  • The Meters - Joog
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  • RjD2 - Ghostwriter
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  • Soulive - Sidekick
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