Facing The Dark - Kate Braestrup Radio Hour 1704

“The mourners are magnificent.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Facing The Dark

This episode is currently available on your local radio station and on PRX.

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black out of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Kate Braestrup attempts to bring a moment of peace to a difficult crime scene.

John Turturro ponders his future with an aging mother and dependent brother.

Daniela Schiller gets a new understanding of her father’s past while studying memory.

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Stories in this Episode

The House of Mourning

by Kate Braestrup

A chaplain helps others deal with death after facing her own tragedy.

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Stumbling in the Dark

by John Turturro

John Turturro has a brother with mental health issues who lives in an institution and causes his family quite a bit of grief.

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Forgetting Fear

by Daniela Schiller

By studying memory, Daniela connects with her father, who refuses to speak about his memories of the holocaust.

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Extras From This Episode

Mrh 1704 Daniela Schiller Extra 1

Daniela Schiller and her dad

Mrh 1704 Daniela Schiller Extra 2

Daniela Schiller and her dad

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Good Grief
  • Eastmountainsouth - Interlude
  • Tin Hat Trio - Lauren's Lullaby
  • The Amygdaloids - Mind Over Matter
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Cat Burgler
  • Gustavo Santoalalla - Can Light Be Found in the Darkness
  • Gustavo Santoallalla - Did This Really Happen