Women in the World - Catherine Palmer

“Suddenly I hear my sweet little five year old say, 'Let's drink to long-legged women.'”

Women in the World The Moth Radio Hour

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Women in the World

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers.

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Stories in this Episode

Dream House on Fire

by Katie Smith

Katie Smith struggles to survive in an abusive home.

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Good News/Bad News

by Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer suffers a computer failure while working on her PhD.

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by Cal Wilson

Cal Wilson is inspired by her five year old son to take swimming lessons.

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Halfway Home

by Liz Allen

Liz Allen is a kid when her house burns down.

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One Voice

by Kusum Thapa

Kusum Thapa decides to stand up for a girl who was a victim of sexual violence.

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Independent's Day

by Beverly Engleman

Beverly Engelman is a fiercely independent octogenarian who needs help from her neighbors after a stroke.

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Extras From This Episode

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Catherine Palmer on the day of her wedding.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Carousel
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Ebb Tide
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - In the Round
  • Stellwagen Symphonette - Transpose V2