Episode #405

The Moth Radio Hour

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, details the fireworks when his mother learns that her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park; a spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, GA work in tandem to create a true bohemian; and a guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's mysterious tattoo. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth's Artistic Director.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Comments [2]

Harlan Barnhart from Queens

I'm from Waynesboro, GA so I can vouch that the main points of this story are true. I know where the old house stood. As I recall the arson was an unsolved crime. I hope the statute of limitations has expires for Mr. Green's mother. As a child my Father told me the story of Sherman's army digging up the stillborn twins. That house still stands. It is known as Birdsville.

Jun. 20 2011 10:20 PM
Khadija Boyd from brooklyn, ny

So lovely, so tender. The laughter (canned or real) in the background, disturbs me very deeply and makes me sad. k

Jun. 18 2011 08:32 PM

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