Caption: Elif Shafak, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Image by: Sarah Stacke 
Elif Shafak 

1205: Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah, 2/25/2014

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:58

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A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Read the full description.

1205_small Jeffrey Solomon's divorced parents fight during his Bar Mitzvah but his older sister saves the day.

Edgar Oliver takes a wild journey to Morocco to discover that he has the same bed spread as Paul Bowles.

Elif Shafak is a Turkish novelist whose determination to finish a book is finally rattled by an earthquake.

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Piece Description

Jeffrey Solomon's divorced parents fight during his Bar Mitzvah but his older sister saves the day.

Edgar Oliver takes a wild journey to Morocco to discover that he has the same bed spread as Paul Bowles.

Elif Shafak is a Turkish novelist whose determination to finish a book is finally rattled by an earthquake.

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Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I run to the bathroom …"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 18:40
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Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 18:40 - 19:39

Segment 2: 19:39 - 41:20
In cue: "This is The Moth Radio Hour from PRX..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 2: 41:20- 42:19

Segment 3: 42:19 - 58:58
In cue: "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

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Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence 2009 :00
Happy Days Theme The Hit Crew Back to School. Turn Up the Music 2007 :00
Tosca Matthias Bossi Lawless-music.com 2012 :00
Tuchiya Various Morocco Sounds of an Ancient Land. Amiata Records 1999 :00
Corazon Espinado Santana Ultimate Santana. RCA/Jive Label Group 2007 :00

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