Gestures Great and Small: GrandSLAM Highlights from Coast to Coast - Deedee Lundberg

“But this time was different. This time she said, ‘You missed.’”

Photo by Ian Tervet

Gestures Great and Small: GrandSLAM Highlights from Coast to Coast

In this hour, a man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.


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07:26
A Flair to Remember

by Tim Lopez

Tim Lopez steps into the spotlight at a flair-bartending competition.

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05:25
I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore

by Deedee Lundberg

Deedee Lundberg takes the leap of her life on stage at a Moth GrandSLAM.

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06:46
Village Squares Quilters

by Susan Wolman

Susan Wolman turns to quilting in the aftermath of 9/11.

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07:24
Fairy Dust

by Pilar Siman

Pilar Siman takes part in a magical ballet recital.

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05:10
Thanksgiving

by John Cayton

John Cayton shares his gratitude for his grandfather on Thanksgiving.

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06:34
Hummus To The Rescue

by Tom Nimen

Tom Nimen lets his mother's middle-eastern cooking shut his bullies up.

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Extras From This Episode

Susan Wolman Quilts Radio Extra 1714

Quilts from the Pelham, NY Quilt Project 2001

John Cayton Radio Extra 1714

John Cayton family photo with his grandfather.

Momtom03 Tom Nimen Radio Extra 1714

Tom's mom serving her Middle Eastern grape leaves.

Momtom04 Tom Nimen Radio Extra 1714

Tom and his mom.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Chandler Travis + Steve Shook - ElectroShook
  • Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
  • Bonn Classical Philharmonic + Heribert Beissel - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Arctic Express - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  • El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troup - Fardah
  • Chilly Gonzales - Amnesiac
  • Bill Frisell - Lift Off
  • Bill Frisell - Tired of Waiting for You
  • REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling