REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus - Paul Binder

“They arrived at JFK airport. 21 acrobats, one monkey king, one troop leader and a young interpreter. ”

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REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus

In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist acrobats..at the height of the cold war. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.


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14:11
My place in Rock and Roll History

by Gordon Edelstein

Gordon Edelstein befriends a member of the band REM and unwittingly gets him into serious legal trouble. 

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14:55
That Thing on My Arm

by Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi has an accident on the way home from the hospital that gives her a giant scar on her arm. 

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13:51
East Joins West

by Paul Binder

Paul Binder, Founder of The Big Apple Circus, imports some amazing acrobats from communist China during turbulent times.

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