Caption: Janice Bartley, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
Image by: Denise Ofelia Mangen 
Janice Bartley 

903: Italian Stallion, Tombstone, Hope, and LOL, 3/5/2013

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:59

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In this hour, hear how celebrated author and writer Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon, The New Yorker) embarrasses his son and offends other loved ones by getting lost in the new world of instant message abbreviations. Also, the story of a first kiss and beyond from a disabled woman; a pair of unlikely pen pals; and the sad tale of a gay man who comes out to his parents with dramatic consequences. Lea Thau hosts. Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children. Read the full description.

Moth_janicebartley_small Jeffery Rudell – “Under the Influence”: About the unsatisfied hope for understanding when coming out to his parents.
Adam Gopnik – “LOL”: A parent learns the hidden meaning of instant messages.
Janice Bartley – “Italian Stallion”: The thrill and complications of first love.  
Boris Timanovsky – “Pen Pal”: A transatlantic pen pal adventure. 

Hosted by Lea Thau. 

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Piece Description

Jeffery Rudell – “Under the Influence”: About the unsatisfied hope for understanding when coming out to his parents.
Adam Gopnik – “LOL”: A parent learns the hidden meaning of instant messages.
Janice Bartley – “Italian Stallion”: The thrill and complications of first love.  
Boris Timanovsky – “Pen Pal”: A transatlantic pen pal adventure. 

Hosted by Lea Thau. 

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Timing and Cues

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59
In cue: "And we would instant message each other and have a conversation..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE:

Segment 1: 6:00 - 17:52
In cue: [MUSIC :13] "I'm Lea Thau, and this is The Moth Radio Hour..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 1: 17:53 - 18:52

Segment 2: 18:53 - 40:55
In cue: [audience noise] "Welcome back to The Moth Radio Hour..."
Out cue: "The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and presented by the Public Radio Exchange, PRX.org."

Break 2: 40:56 - 41:56

Segment 3: 41:57 - 59:59
In cue: "I'm Lea Thau and you're listening to The Moth Radio Hour."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website themoth.org." [music ends]

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Smoke Falls The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence, Ltd 2008 :00

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