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Explorers, Organizers, Interrogations - Ann Daniels Story

“We got it, the last piece of the puzzle. We were going to make this happen.”

Explorers, Organizers, Interrogations

In this hour, a man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media

Aaron Naparstek finds an unexpected community through street traffic and poetry.
 
Ann Daniels trains to become a polar pioneer.

Victor Levenstein is interrogated by the KGB.


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14:53
Thirteen Nasty Little Snakes

by Victor Levenstein

Victor Levenstein is interrogated by the KGB.

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13:13
Honku

by Aaron Naparstek

Aaron Naparstek finds an unexpected community through street traffic and poetry.

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14:11
Living in the Extreme

by Ann Daniels

Ann Daniels trains to become a polar pioneer.

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Extras From This Episode

Victor Levenstein Radio Extra 2

Victor before the arrest (left) and a photo from Victor's interrogation file (right).

Victor Levenstein Radio Extra 3

Butryki Prison. Doors to cells.

Victor Levenstein Radio Extra 1

The transit cell of the Butyrki.

Victor Levenstein Radio Extra 4

Victor Levenstein and his family.

Aaron Naparstek Radio Extra 8

Aaron next to more Honkus, and "more cars to honk."

Aaron Naparstek Honkus

A collection of some of Aaron's favorite honkus.

Aaron Naparstek Radio Extra 6

Aaron was invited by Lena Dunham to make an appearance in the show "Girls." Here he is holding a fake baby next to actor Andrew Rannels. Unfortunately, his scene did not make the final cut.

Aaron Naparstek Radio Extra 5

Aaron with actor Alex Karpovsky, who plays the character Ray Ploshanksy, on the set of "Girls."

Aaron Naparstek Radio Extra 4

Aaron at a book signing.

Aaron Naparstek Radio Extra 9

The cover of Aaron's book, "Honku: The Zen Antidote to Road Rage."

Honku segment from PBS show, "Life360."

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 5

Ann near the start of her expedition.

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 1

Ann's sea trials.

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 2

Ann as she climbs through the rubble of an ice ridge,

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 4

Ann and her partner finding a path through a patch of difficult ice.

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 3

Ann and her partner hauling equipment.

Ann Daniels Radio Extra 6

Ann drags her heavy sledge of science equipment across the icy terrain.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Thunderbird
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Juan and Dunn
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Presence of Mind
  • Ludovico Einaudi - Fly
  • Freddi Price - Whole Foods