Caption: Nathan Englander, Credit: Jason Falchook
Image by: Jason Falchook 
Nathan Englander 

1312: PTSD, Lost Art, and The Berlin Wall, 5/7/2013

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

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The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall; and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Ed Gavagan is nearly stabbed to death by a gang, then loses his job and his home while working through PTSD.
 
Nathan Englander is still a teenager when he heads to Europe hoping to witness the fall of Communism in East Berlin.
 
Ellie Lee suffers an enormous setback in the making of her documentary but gets inspired, years later, to try again. 

Hosted by Catherine Burns 

Piece Description

Ed Gavagan is nearly stabbed to death by a gang, then loses his job and his home while working through PTSD.
 
Nathan Englander is still a teenager when he heads to Europe hoping to witness the fall of Communism in East Berlin.
 
Ellie Lee suffers an enormous setback in the making of her documentary but gets inspired, years later, to try again. 

Hosted by Catherine Burns 

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