Relative Silence - Graham Shelby

“The people I trusted most tended to be on TV.”

Photo by Jason Falchook

Relative Silence

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In this episode, the truths we keep from our family, and the lies we tell for them. Sibling mayhem, multigenerational secrets, and a surprise while watching CBS. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

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Stories in this Episode


by ​Anagha Mahajan

Anagha finds a creative solution to stay out of the summer heat.

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Honest Colors

by Okeoma Erojikwe

Okeoma Erojikwe is stuck between a cultural tradition and loyalty to her grandmother. 

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Finding YiaYia: A Greek Tragedy

by Angela Derecas Taylor

Angela Derecas Taylor uncovers a dark truth about her grandparents.

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The Man on TV

by Graham Shelby

Graham Shelby first sees his Vietnam veteran father on a television special. 

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Extras From This Episode

Relative Silence

Okeoma Erojikwe

Granny 2

Okeoma Erojikwe's grandmother

Grannys Girl 4


Granny 1

Okeoma's grandparents together

Angela Derecas Taylor

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The cover of Angela Derecas Taylor's book, and a photo of her grandmother

Papou And Me

Angela and her grandfather

Family At Gravesite

Angela's family at her grandmother's gravesite

Graham Shelby

Grahamand Jimmy

Graham Shelby and Jimmy