Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret - Adam Mansbach

“I am the most controversial parent in America.”

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Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

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In this hour: Secrets of a speech writer in the White House, stories from Shea Stadium and the Bronx, and a first time Dad becomes an overnight celebrity when he writes a children's book -- for adults. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Stories in this Episode

Go the F*ck to Sleep

by Adam Mansbach

After writing Go The Fuck To Sleep, Adam is propelled into a media spotlight he is not ready for.

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George Washington, Gangsters, and Cookies

by Deborah Allen-Carr

A student learns what she won't give up for a friend.

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Mets Magic

by Marie Hershkowitz

A young girl falls in love with the New York Mets. 

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Not on the Usual Tour

by Jon Lovett

A presidential speechwriter doesn't agree with what he's asked to write.

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Extras From This Episode

Marie And Her Family At Shea Stadium

Marie (R) her sister and sister's husband Andy at Shea Stadium in 1986.

Marie Hershkowitz Radio Extra 3

Marie in 1986 after the Mets win.

Marie Hershkowitz Radio Extra 2

Marie (R) with her mom (L) and sister, Nancy.

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