Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion - Alexis Chin

“I wanted to change who I was, because appearance was something I was never very comfortable with.”

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Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion

In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mack Dryden leaves the flat marshes of Mississippi to stand atop the world.

Janice Bartley experiences the thrill and complications of first love.

Brian Gavagan trades his BMX for a helicopter for a day.

Alexis Chin embraces the natural beauty of the wild.

Lucy yearns for the open road.



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Stories in this Episode

05:19
Lessons in Rock Technology

by Mack Dryden

Mack Dryden leaves the flat marshes of Mississippi to stand atop the world.

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11:16
Hang Time

by Brian Gavagan

Brian Gavagan trades his BMX for a helicopter for a day.

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12:41
Italian Stallion

by Janice Bartley

Janice Bartley experiences the thrill and complications of first love.

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06:53
Wild Women and Dancing Queens

by Alexis Chin

Alexis Chin embraces the natural beauty of the wild.

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06:38
200,000 Miles and Counting

by Lucy

Lucy yearns for the open road.

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Extras From This Episode

Janice Bartley

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Janice and her soon-to-be husband, her "boo baby."

Mack Dryden

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Dryden Family on Vacation, Circa 1961.

Brian Gavagan

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An image of the Brian Gavagan's helicopter crash from Rocky Mountain News.

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Brian Gavagan riding with bike lights. Photograph Courtesy of Charlie Becker, 2017

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Brian Gavagan and his family.

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Photograph courtesy of Brian Gavagan.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Rob Stenson - La Joie De Soldat
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  • Ratatat - Montanita
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  • Khruangbin - People Everywhere
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  • ABBA - Dancing Queen
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