The Moth features true stories told live without notes. This week on The Moth Radio Hour, a
batboy for the New York Yankees goes on a wild goose chase for a
left-handed bat-stretcher, an Irish-Catholic family obsessed with the
Kennedys dedicates a summer to spying on their idols, a comedian
experiences the ultimate heartbreak, and a drill sergeant faints at the
sight of blood.
Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white.
With this episode of State of the Re:Union, we tell stories of
the Internet’s impact on community-building in human terms, on the messy
level of people’s daily existence, where its effects are rarely solely
positive or negative.
Bayard Rustin was a pivotal figure in the civil rights
movement that you may not have heard of. He counseled Martin Luther King on the
value of non-violence and helped engineer the March on Washington.
Al Letson tells Rustin’s story Saturday at 4.
Jacksonville is the largest city in the whole country: 841 acres of sprawl, highways, and strip malls dotted with tiny, unique neighborhoods. How does a place this huge and diverse lurch forward to keep pace with the rest of the country?