Caption: Malcolm Gladwell, Credit: Flash Rosenberg
Image by: Flash Rosenberg 
Malcolm Gladwell 

904: Gang Initiations, My Way, and the KKK, 3/19/2013

From: The Moth
Series: The Moth Radio Hour
Length: 53:57

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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns hosts. Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children. See the Content Advisory below. Read the full description.

Malcolm_small Malcolm Gladwell – “Her Way”: When a wedding prank turns sour.
Stephanie Summerville – “Life Support”: Caring for a Klansman.
Ed Gavagan – “Drowning on Sullivan Street”: A carpenter miraculously survives a gang initiation.

Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns 

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Piece Description

Malcolm Gladwell – “Her Way”: When a wedding prank turns sour.
Stephanie Summerville – “Life Support”: Caring for a Klansman.
Ed Gavagan – “Drowning on Sullivan Street”: A carpenter miraculously survives a gang initiation.

Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns 

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Segment 1: 6:00 - 23:37
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Segment 2: 24:37 - 40:10
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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."

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Segment 3: 41:10- 59:00
In cue: applause "I'm Catherine Burns and the next story here on The Moth Radio Hour..."
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Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings . Temporary Residence, Ltd 2008 :00
Chunga's Revenge Gotan Project La Revancha Del Tango. XL 2001 :00
Truman Ratatat Classics. XL 2006 :00
My Way Frank Sinatra The Very Best of Frank Sinatra. Reprise 1991 :00

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