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“A voice in my head said 'Don’t go.'”

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The Universe of Impossible Things

In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Daniel Heuman takes dating lessons from a romantic comedy.

Navreet Chawla is cornered into a phone booth during a walk home late at night.

Cathy Olkin must troubleshoot a problem more than 4 billion miles away.

Ashok Ramasubramanian worries over his fate and a repeating cycle of life.


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05:23
Shall We Dance!

by Daniel Heuman

Daniel Heuman takes dating lessons from a romantic comedy.

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12:23
It’s a Box

by Navreet Chawla

Navreet Chawla is cornered into a phone booth during a walk home late at night.

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09:34
On Approach to Pluto

by Cathy Olkin

Cathy Olkin must troubleshoot a problem more than 4 billion miles away.

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13:42
Things Will Be Okay

by Ashok Ramasubramanian

Ashok Ramasubramanian worries over his fate and a repeating cycle of life.

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Daniel Heuman

​ Daniel Heuman​ Radio Extra 1 Mrh 1725

​Daniel swing dancing on the Highline in New York City. Photo by Juan Valentin.

​ Daniel Heuman​ Radio Extra 2 Mrh 1725

Daniel swing dancing at the New York Transit Museum. Photo by Chris Fernandes.

​ Daniel Heuman​ Radio Extra 3 Mrh 1725

Daniel swing dancing at Machu Picchu. Photo by Leah Wilcox.

To learn more about Daniel's software company, PerfectIt, visit http://www.intelligentediting.com/.

Navreet Chawla 

​ Navreet Chawla Radio Extra 1 Mrh 1725​

Navreet's graduation photo from Birmingham City University.

Visit Navreet's blog here: navreetchawla.co.uk

Learn more about Spark London, the storytelling group that recommended Navreet, here: http://stories.co.uk

Cathy Olkin

Cathy Olkin Radio Extra 1 Mrh 1725

Pluto's “heart," which rests just above the planet's equator. It is estimated to be 1,000 miles across at its widest point.

Cathy Olkin Radio Extra 2 Mrh 1725

The composite of enhanced color images of Pluto (lower right) and Charon (upper left), taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015.

Cathy Olkin Radio Extra 3 Mrh 1725

Pluto's blue high-altitude haze layer taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC).

To see more photos of Pluto and Charon, visit https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-top-10-pluto-pics.

For more information on New Horizons, visit https://www.nasa.gov/mission_p....

To see where the New Horizon’s spacecraft is now, visit http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Missio....

Ashok Ramasubramanian

Ashok Ramasubramanian Radio Extra 1 Mrh 1725

Ashok's late father, who famously said, "What's the big deal? Things are going to be okay."

Ashok Ramasubramanian Radio Extra 3 Mrh 1725

Ashok and his daughter at the lock, completely unafraid.

Ashok Ramasubramanian Radio Extra 2 Mrh 1725

Ashok with his family and his mother.

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