Live from New York City - Cjhunt

“There's something about watching someone come up to the mic where you're like 'yes, I want to be brave as well.'”

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Live from New York City

In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Micaela Blei leads a group of students down the treacherous Oregon Trail.

CJ Hunt tests his bravery during an apartment confrontation.

Nathan Englander causes a dust-up at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Barbara Bowie finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.


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Stories in this Episode

12:38
Life and Death on the Oregon Trail

by Micaela Blei

Micaela Blei leads a group of students down the treacherous Oregon Trail.

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02:51
Mr. Tough Guy

by CJ Hunt

CJ Hunt tests his bravery during an apartment confrontation.

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14:24
Thumbs Up!

by Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander's knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad.

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11:49
The Freedom Riders and Me

by Barbara Collins Bowie

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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Extras From This Episode

CJ Hunt

Cj Hunt Mrh 1811 Extra 1

CJ Hunt's neighbor's radiator began leaking into the floor, down into CJ's apartment. In order to fix the issue, repairmen cut a hole in CJ's ceiling to access the pipes.

Cj Hunt Mrh 1811 Extra 2

Construction debris from repairs to the radiator.

Cj Hunt Mrh 1811 Extra 3

The water leaking from the radiator above CJ's apartment pooling behind his painted walls.

Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander Web Extra Podcast 505 1

Nathan, about 3 years later, living in Jerusalem.

Nathan Englander Web Extra Podcast 505 2

Nathan in the abandoned village of Lifta on outskirts of Jerusalem, taken by his friend, Debbie Hill.

Barbara Bowie

Video of Barbara's brother, Jesse, recounting his role as a Freedom Rider.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgard Meyer, Chris Thile - Here and Heaven
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  • Giora Feidman Ensemble - With a Happy Heart
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  • Punch Brothers - Julep
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