Knowing How and When to Fight - Brad Lawrence

“We wake up on this particular day and we begin fighting immediately.”

Photo by Theo Welling

Knowing How and When to Fight

In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. 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.

Hillary Boone and her mother scheme to save Vermont from hate.

Maria Hodermarska fights for services for her son.

Ed Mabaya finds himself in danger while visiting his girlfriend.

Brad Lawrence and his sister work their mom's last nerve with their brawling.

Angela Lush struggles to speak up.


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05:41
Take it Back

by Hillary Orsini

Hillary Boone and her mother scheme to save Vermont from hate.

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09:15
An Unexpected Alliance

by Maria Hodermarska

Maria Hodermarska fights for services for her son.

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13:51
Seeing Color

by Ed Mabaya

Ed Mabaya finds himself in danger while visiting his girlfriend.

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04:35
Orange Ya Glad I Was Around?

by Brad Lawrence

Brad Lawrence and his sister work their mom's last nerve with their brawling.

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06:48
Unicorn Tattoo

by Angela Lush

A woman decides to rebel against her family by getting a tattoo.

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Extras From This Episode

Hillary Boone

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A baby Hillary being held by her mother, Karla.

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(Left to right) George, Karla, Hillary, and Thomas Boone during "the awkward high school years."

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(Left to right) Hillary's mother Karla, Hillary, Hillary's wife Francesca Orsini, and Hillary's father George.

Maria Hodermarska

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Maria and "David" in their 2016 therapeutic theater performance entitled Rule Breaking.

Learn more about Rule Breaking here: www.rulebreaking.wordpress.com

Ed Mabaya

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Ed and Christa in the apartment where part of the story takes place.

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Ed, Christa and their daughter.

Brad Lawrence

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Brad and his sister Amy.

Angela Lush

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Angela and her tattoo inspiration. (Photo by Wonder Bright)

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