Young Adults - Diamante Ortiz

“My mom actually trusted me enough to express myself and be who I wanna be.”

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Young Adults

In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Muthoni Garland sneaks out to see a band.

Joann Kielar is followed on her way home from work.

Moses Storm is the subject of a high school senior project.

Laura Gilbert troubleshoots the code of love.

Diamante Ortiz brings a vibrant change to her look and life.

Christine Gentry has boy-troubles, thanks to her father.

Javier Morillo faces some ugly memories while preparing for his 30th high school reunion.


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Stories in this Episode

06:06
Millie Jackson in Nairobi

by Muthoni Garland

Muthoni Garland sneaks out to see a band.

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05:20
Big Bad Wolfe

by Joann Kielar

Joann Kielar is followed on her way home from work.

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06:53
Pays to be Poor

by Moses Storm

Moses Storm is the subject of a high school senior project.

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05:07
Speaking in Code

by Laura Gilbert

Laura Gilbert troubleshoots the code of love.

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06:48
Purple Hair

by Diamante Ortiz

Diamante Ortiz brings a vibrant change to her look and life.

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06:12
The Tiniest Bouquet

by Christine Gentry

Christine Gentry has boy-troubles, thanks to her father.

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00:05
Ricardo

by Javier Morillo

Javier Morillo faces some ugly memories while preparing for 30th high school reunion.

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Extras From This Episode

Christine Gentry

Christine Gentry MRH 1804 Extra 1

A young Christine and her father.

Christine Gentry MRH 1804 Extra 2

Christine and her family.

Christine Gentry MRH 1804 Extra 3

Christine and her family.

Christine Gentry MRH 1804 Extra 4

The flowers Christine's father sent.

Christine Gentry MRH 1804 Extra 5

The card Christine's father sent with the flowers.

Moses Storm

Moses Storm MRH 1804 Extra 1

Moses at a yard sale.

Moses Storm MRH 1804 Extra 2

Moses at age 13.

The music in this story

  • The Drift - Uncanny Valley
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  • If Loving You is Wrong - Millie Jackson
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  • Blue Stahli - Regret
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  • The Album Leaf - Within Dreams
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  • Gustavo Santaolalla - Thin Ice
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  • Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Paul's Dance
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  • Gustavo Santaolalla - De Ushuaia A La Quiaca
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