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Father's Day Special 2017: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops - Jack Marmorstein

“We were scared we would bring death and dying, fear, anger, tears.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Father's Day Special 2017: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. 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.

David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father.

Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter.

Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns.

Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example.

Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.  

Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.


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09:19
Dasketball with Uncle Dack

by Jack Marmorstein

Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.

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06:58
Eternal

by Karan Chopra

Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example.

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05:57
Growing Another Heart

by Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns.

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04:17
Clean Up in Aisle Five

by Chris Meyers

Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter.

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06:39
The Detour

by Amanda Hamilton Roos

Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.

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05:19
Rock of Ages

by David Kendall

David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father.

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Extras From This Episode

Jack Marmorstein Radio Extra 4

Jack and Jonah.

Jack Marmorstein Radio Extra 3

Jack and Jonah.

Jack Marmorstein Radio Extra 2

Jack and Jonah.

Jack Marmorstein Radio Extra 1

Jonah playing basketball.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Pokey LaFarge - Head to Toe
  • Chuck Berry - Maybellene
  • Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
  • Ry Cooder - Maria Elena
  • Ry Cooder + Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - Isa Lei
  • Duke Levine - Waltz of the Titans
  • Tin Hat Trio - The Clandestine Adventures of Ms Merz