In The Name of Love - Suzie Afridi

“His eyes were this beautiful green color. They were like the color of expensive olive oil.”

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In The Name of Love

In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes to appreciate his roots; a love song becomes a love story; and a man battles the law to protect his husband’s legacy. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Suzie Afridi is given an ultimatum: family or love.

Dan Larsen comes to appreciate what it means to be lucky.

Gabriel Shea finds love with the help of Common and Questlove from the Roots.

Jim Obergefell takes on a supreme fight to fulfill his husband’s last wish.


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14:42
Love Wins

by Jim Obergefell

Jim Obergefell takes on a supreme fight to fulfill his husband’s last wish.

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05:30
Hip Hop Love

by Gabrielle Shea

Gabriel Shea finds love with the help of Common and Questlove from the Roots.

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09:55
The Lucky Larsens

by Dan Larsen

Dan Larsen comes to appreciate what it means to be lucky.

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13:10
Olive Oil Eyes

by Suzie Afridi

Suzie Afridi is given an ultimatum: family or love.

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Extras From This Episode

Suzie Afridi

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The Afridi family.

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The Afridi family.

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Suzie at her wedding.

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Saks circa 2000.

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Suzie and Saks' wedding

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Suzie and Saks.

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Saks' parents.

Suzie Afridi MRH 1805 Extra 11

Saks' great-uncle and the Queen of England.

Dan Larsen

Dan Larsen

Dan Larsen sharing his story at Martha's Vineyard.

Gabrielle Shea

Gabby Shea MRH 1805 Extra 1

A congratulatory note from Common.

Gabby Shea MRH 1805 Extra 2

Gabrielle and her daughters.

Gabby Shea MRH 1805 Extra 3

Gabrielle and her family.

Gabby Shea MRH 1805 Extra 4

Gabrielle and Frank.

Gabby Shea MRH 1805 Extra 5

Gabrielle and her family.

Jim Obergefell

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 1

Jim and attorney.

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Jim's wedding ring.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 3

Jim.

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Supreme court.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 5

Jim post-ruling press conference.

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Celebration.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 7

Jim and John's wedding.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 8

Jim and John, summer 2012.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 9

Jim and John's wedding day.

​Jim Obergefell MRH 1805 Extra 10

Jim and Edith Windsor.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • David Savcic - Bedouin Caravan
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  • Annbjørg Lien - The Water Lily
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  • Common - The Light
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  • Mark Orton - The Return
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