Other People’s Shoes - Brian Belovitch

“I snuck into her closet and started trying things on and soon it became a regular occurrence. I just loved dressing up and pretending to be something other than myself.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Other People’s Shoes

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Val Rigodon attempts to become a ballerina.

Lincoln Bonner has an unlikely childhood companion.

James Braly and his wife finally agree on something.

Robert Sherer tries to distract his grandmother.

Brian Belovitch is welcomed by the Rhode Island drag community.


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06:41
Pas de Une

by Val Rigodon

Val Rigodon attempts to become a ballerina.

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08:13
A Rooster's Tale

by Lincoln Bonner

Lincoln Bonner has an unlikely childhood companion.

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12:41
Finally, We Agree

by James Braly

A man struggles through a divorce after 20 years of marriage.

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04:42
What Are You Doing Over There?

by Robert Sherer

Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother, but can't escape her concerning eye.

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09:27
Runaway

by Brian Belovitch

Brian Belovitch is welcomed by the Rhode Island drag community.

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Extras From This Episode

James Braly

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The rooming house where James sorted through the box of photographs at the beginning of this story and drove home to at the end. His little apartment is on the second floor behind the big stalagmite on the left — the upper right half of the house.

Robert Sherer

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Grandma and Robert at Abe Lebewohl Park.

Brian Belovitch

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Brian at the Lola’s door. (Photo by Jim Russell)

Mrh1908 Brian Belovitch​ Extras 2

Side street second floor apartment where Brian lived. (Photo by Jim Russell)

Mrh1908 Brian Belovitch​ Extras 3

View of Lola Apartments from the bench. (Photo by Jim Russell)

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Brian’s benched in front of Central High from which this story sprung. (Photo by Jim Russell)