Mother's Day Special 2017 - Andy Christie Radio Extra 1

“I am pushing all these artifacts from her background, from her youth, into the perimeter of the room and putting a hospital bed in the middle of it.”

Mother's Day Special 2017

This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on May 16th, 2017.

A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother's deathbed, and a man finds a mother's love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Ophira Eisenberg confronts her fertility during a crisis.

Terry Wolfisch Cole wants preferential treatment as the oldest sister.

Andy Christie sends off his mother with a melody.

Samuel Lewis Lee is looked after by a mother's love.

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Stories in this Episode

13:56
Inside Joke

by Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg confronts her fertility during a crisis.

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06:16
The Runaway

by Terry Wolfisch Cole

Terry Wolfisch Cole wants preferential treatment as the oldest sister.

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08:23
Edelweiss

by Andy Christie

Andy Christie sends off his mother with a melody.

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09:55
A Nontraditional Love

by Samuel Lewis Lee

Samuel Lewis Lee is looked after by a mother's love.

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Extras From This Episode

Jay Allison Radio Extra

Barbara Allison says 'hi!' Photo courtesy of Producer Jay Allison.

Ophira Eisenberg Radio Extra 1

Ophira's baby, Lucas.

Ophira Einsenberg Radio Extra 2

Ophira's wine cooler (with baby lock).

Terry Cole Radio Extra 3

Terry Cole with her little sister Lisa as children.

Terry Cole Radio Extra 2

Terry Cole with her little sister Lisa as teens.

Terry Cole Radio Extra 4

Terry Cole and Lisa today.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 1

Andy's mom on the far right in the boat from Europe.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 3

Andy's mom's family in Yugoslavia in the 1930's.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 2

Mom, Andy, Artie, and Dad in Scotland.

Andy Christie Radio Extra 4

Andy's mom in Florida.

Moth Radio Producer, Jay Allison, spoke to his mother for our episode. She regaled us with a couple memories of her own mother. Take a listen below:





The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Bill Frisell - Bryant's Boogie
  • Jan Johansson - Polska Från Medelpad
  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas
  • Marvin Goldstein - Edelweiss
  • The Black Keys - Junior's Instrumental
  • Ramzi Aburedwan - Samai Farah Faza