The Moth StorySLAM - Tara Clancy

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The Moth StorySLAM

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City.

Stories in this Episode

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti

by Leah Benson

A woman finds what she hopes is a love letter.

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Big Walk, Little Feet

by Kathi Kinnear Hill

In 60s Portland, Kathi is forbidden from entering a club pool because she is black

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O'Hare Hustle

by Tom Herndon

Watches his mother run a scam at O'Hare Airport.

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Near Mrs.

by Caitlin Myer

Caitlin gets caught sneaking out of the house to hang out with her boyfriend.

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Lucky Bastard

by David Sampliner

A man and his girlfriend rush to get married before their baby is born.

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Cops and Cuckoo Clocks

by Tara Clancy

After coming out to her ex-cop father, the two go to a faux German village to work stuff out. 

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Extras From This Episode

John Duboc  Radio Extra

John and his fiancée (who volunteered him to tell this story).

Leah Benson  Radio Extra

Leah (left) with Ciomara and Liz.

Kathi Kinnear Hill  Radio Extra

Kathi Kinnear Hill

Caitlin Myer  Radio Extra1

Caitlin Myer

Caitlin Myer  Radio Extra2

Caitlin and her family.

David Sampliner  Radio Extra

David Sampliner

Tara Clancy  Radio Extra1

Tara’s dad.

Tara Clancy  Radio Extra2

The faux German village.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
  • Evan Christopher - Mojo Blues
  • Paco Flores - Andalucia
  • Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  • Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
  • Carla Kihlstedt + Tin Hat - Yes is a pleasant country
  • Freddi Price and the As Is Brass Band - Now for Something Completely Different