Shocks and Surprises - Teri Garr

“So I pick up the hammer, and I start breaking the windows.”

Photo by David Polenberg

Shocks and Surprises

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 1/16/2018. ---

In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. 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.

Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge.

Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood.

Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran.

Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation. 

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Stories in this Episode

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Wake Up Call

by Teri Garr

Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge.

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Real Men Don't Rob Banks

by Liel Leibovitz

Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood.

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Reading a Poem for the Shah

by Nasrin Marzban

Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran.

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Eye Spy

by Michaela Murphy

Michaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation. 

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Extras From This Episode

Liel Liebovitz

Liel Liebovitz MRH 1802 Extra 1

Photo of his dad not long after he was arrested.

Liel Liebovitz MRH 1802 Extra 2

Liel on the beach around that time.

Nasrin Marzban

Nasrin Marzban MRH 1802 Extra 1

Nasrin as a child.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Brian Bromberg - Freedom Jazz Dance
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  • Koji Kondo - Zelda Twilight Princess
  • Yasamin Shahhosseini - Zarba in Dashti
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  • Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher - The Carioca
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