Leaving, Loving & Coming Home - Suzi Ronson

“We were in Ziggy’s world and no one wanted to go anywhere else.”

Photo by Braden Moran

Leaving, Loving & Coming Home

In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Suzi Ronson a hairdresser from Beckenham leaves it all behind to run away with a proverbial circus.

Denis Repp finds unexpected love after a painful breakup.

Jonah Lehrer describes life after a fall from grace. 

Abeny Kucha flees from violence in her village in the Sudan and finds a new home in Portland, ME.


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13:54
The Girl from Beckenham

by Suzi Ronson

A hairdresser from Beckenham leaves it all behind to run away with a proverbial circus.

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05:22
Looking for Love in all the Dog Places

by Denis Repp

Denis Repp finds unexpected love after a painful breakup.

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11:18
Attachment

by Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer describes life after a fall from grace. 

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12:07
The First Cow

by Abeny Kucha

Abeny Kucha flees from violence in her village in the Sudan and finds a new home in Portland, Maine.

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Extras From This Episode

Suzi Ronson Radio Extra

Suzi Ronson (R) with David Bowie and friends at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

Suzi Ronson Radio Extra 2

Suzi Ronson in the 60's.

Denis Repp Radio Extra 1

Lake leaving the shelter to go to his new home.

Denis Repp Radio Extra 2

Lake giving Denis a dog hug and tongue bath.

Denis Repp Radio Extra 3

Lake and Denis out on a hike.

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 5

"Our first day in America, eating our first meal, after we have been eating leaves for so many years in refugee camps in Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. That was chicken, we were eating chicken that day, not leaves. 5/24/1994" - Abeny

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 6

A family photo taken in Minnesota in 2006.

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 4

Abeny and her daughter Atong at Atong's graduation from law school in Minnesota, 2012.

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 3

"My brother Mareach. He was twelve years old when we first arrived in America. Now he is an engineer, he makes planes (he works with The Boeing company ) it is a dream come true." - Abeny

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 2

Abeny's daughter Atong's wedding on the shores of Lake Superior (L) and her traditional marriage in Nebraska, 2016 (R).

Abeny Kucha Radio Extra 7

Abeny's book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/tears-mother-sudanese-survivors-story/dp/1481943766