Letting Go - Caridad De La Luz

“I started throwing things out with gusto, you know, like with real passion.”

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Letting Go

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In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness.

Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage.

Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.

Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran.

Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction. 


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06:02
Hair Today

by Chris Foley

Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness.

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09:55
El Garaje

by Caridad De La Luz

Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage.

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07:31
Yu-Gi-Oh!

by Andrew Mcgill

Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.

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05:45
Incoming

by Patricia Brennan

Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran.

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13:18
Bucket List

by Michael Vonallman

Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction. 

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Extras From This Episode

Chris Foley

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A young Chris Foley with a full head of hair.

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Chris when he began going bald.

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Chris today.

Patricia Brennan

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Jack & Patricia's wedding photo from 1974.

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1-yr-old Luke on Patricia's husband Jack’s shoulders and 3-yr-old Dan standing on the fence, outside their Quonset hut.

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Jack’s holding Luke and Patricia holding Dan in the cornfield for their portrait.

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Luke and Dan sporting their superhero outfits for their family Christmas portrait taken in 1982.

Michael VonAllmen

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The police sketch that got Michael arrested.

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Michael VonAllmen​...

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and the man who actually committed the crime.

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Michael at The Grand Canyon.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • John Scofield - Dub Dub
  • Luis Perez Y Su Orqestra - La Resbalosa
  • Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
  • Martin Hayes Quartet - The Boy In The Gap
  • Bruce Cockburn - The End of All Rivers