Surviving Being Human - Lemn Sissay

“For the first 17 years of my life, I thought that my name was Norman.”

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Surviving Being Human

In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.


Cynthia Shelby Lane sets her sights on a job that’s out of this world.

Lemn Sissay attempts to uncover a hidden past.

Natasha Guynes desperately tries to hide her past from co-workers on The Hill.

Matt Brown confronts his insecurities in an unconventional way

Daniel Turpin deals with the aftermath of a split second decision.


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Stories in this Episode

05:57
NASA's on the Line

by Cynthia Shelby-Lane

Cynthia Shelby-Lane sets her sights on a job that’s out of this world.

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08:59
Proof of my Existence

by Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay attempts to uncover a hidden past.

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10:52
No More Hiding

by Natasha Guynes

Natasha Guynes desperately tries to hide her past from co-workers on The Hill.

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05:44
Triangles

by Matt Brown

Matt Brown confronts his insecurities in an unconventional way.

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08:53
The Good and The Bad

by Daniel Turpin

Daniel Turpin deals with the aftermath of a split second decision.

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Extras From This Episode

Natasha Guynes

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Natasha and the HER Resiliency Center.

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Natasha's childhood home.

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Natasha and Senator Harry Reid.

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Website

Facebook

Instagram

Matt Brown

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Matt Brown.

Connect with Matt: 

Bunks and Sandwiches' Website: bunksandwiches.com

Title Bout LLC's website: titleboutpdx.com

Lemn Sissay

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Lemn Sissay (Photo by Hamish Brown, 2017)

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Lemn Sissay (Photo by Hamish Brown, 2017)

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Road for Twitter (Photo by Sarah Weal, 2017)

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Website

Twitter

Daniel Turpin

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Daniel and his wife Gigi.

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Daniel and his wife Gigi.

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Daniel and his mother, Mary Ann.

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Daniel's mother, Mary Ann.

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Daniel and his mother, Mary Ann.

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Young Daniel and his mother, Mary Ann.

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Cynthia Shelby-Lane

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Website

The music in this story

  • Bill Frisell - Messin' with the Kid
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  • Bill Frisell - The Shortest Day
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  • Chilly Gonzales - Minor Fantasy
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  • Lullatone - Trying Something Again
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  • Lullatone - Hometown Hero
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  • Dustin O'Halloran - An Ending, A Beginning
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