Caption: Erin Barker, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Image by: Sarah Stacke 
Erin Barker 

1209: Hitchhiking, a Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop, 4/8/2014

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:56

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A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Read the full description.

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Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.

Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination.

Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation.

Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert.

Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.

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Piece Description

Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.

Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination.

Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation.

Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert.

Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.

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Timing and Cues

Timings include a five-minute newshole.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: [MUSIC] "I make it to the metal barricade…"
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 18:24
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour. I'm Jay Allison…"
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 18:24 - 19:23

Segment 2: 19:23 - 41:35
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: 41:35 - 42:34

Segment 3: 42:34 - 58:56
In cue: "From PRX, this is The Moth Radio Hour..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website the moth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence, Ltd 2009 :00
You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon American Football American Football. American Football 1998 :00
Django Stephane Grapelli Jazz in Paris, Vol. 87: Django. Sunnyside 2004 :00
Too Raging to Cheers Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will . Sub Pop Records 2011 :00
Re-Ignition Bad Brains I Against I. SST Records 1986 :00
Lust for Life Iggy Pop Nude & Rude The Best of Iggy. Virgin Records America, Inc 1996 :00

Related Website

http://www.prx.org/themoth