Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands (Re-aired 9/23) - Jenifer Hixson

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Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands (Re-aired 9/23)

Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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10:17
Where There's Smoke

by Jenifer Hixson

A chance meeting unites two women with bad boyfriends and bad habits.

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13:04
A Father Figures

by Al Letson

Haunted with guilt, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child.

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04:53
Animal Husbandry

by Jeffery Rudell

When Jeffery's dad moves their citified family to a working farm, chaos ensues.

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Extras From This Episode

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Mike Birbiglia

A free vacation leads to a breakthrough and a breakup.

Mike talks to Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, in this web-exclusive conversation from 2010. Behind The Stories: Mike Birbiglia at The Moth by mothstories.

Jenifer Hixson

A chance meeting unites two women with bad boyfriends and bad habits.

Jenifer’s story has since been turned into a short film. Check out the trailer below.

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