This program features more favorite stories from the Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green.
In the first hour, hear stories about a batboy for the New York Yankees who goes on a wild goose chase for a left-handed bat-stretcher; an Irish-Catholic family obsessed with the Kennedys who dedicate a summer to spying on their idols; a comedian who experiences the ultimate heartbreak; and a drill sergeant who faints at the sight of blood.
The second hour kicks off with a severely stuttering child who years later becomes the world’s premier jaguar expert. Plus, a Texas tale of moon pies and bedazzlers; the surprising story of a Harlem man who ends up at a rodeo in Oregon; and one father’s way of coping with a son who loves the color pink.
Fri., Nov. 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WAMU 88.5. Worth catching if you can; some really good storytelling.