Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans - Nadia Bolz Weber

“I spent the entire time praying, and cursing, and praying and cursing.”

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Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans

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A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights. Hosted by Peter Aguero and The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Maris Blechner A teacher describes her difficulties with pregnancy, the children she adopts, and her eventual work in the field of adoption.

Joshua Wolf Shenk After his father barely survives a plane crash a son finally makes the connection he’s longed for his whole life.

Nadia Bolz-Weber A Lutheran minister with a strong independent streak has to admit that she is terrified of heights during a bus trip.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - Mamma's Song
  • Manuel Galban and Ry Cooder - Secret Love
  • Lullatone - The Best Paper Airplane Ever
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  • John Zorn - Maximato
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