Caption: Terrence Buckner, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Image by: Sarah Stacke 
Terrence Buckner 

1003: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides, 4/30/2013

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

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The top editor of French "Vogue" rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. NOTE: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children. Click the Content Advisory on the right.

Terrence_buckner_by_sarah_stacke_small Joan Juliet Buck - "The Ghost of the Rue Jacob" - A woman rents a haunted apartment. 
Mike Destefano - "Franny's Last Ride" - A man takes his terminally ill wife on a motorcycle ride. 
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels - "Angel" - A world-famous rapper shares a secret with Sarah McLachlan. 
Terrence Buckner - "Last Laugh" - A teenage boy comes out of the closet.


Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Jenness.

Piece Description

Joan Juliet Buck - "The Ghost of the Rue Jacob" - A woman rents a haunted apartment. 
Mike Destefano - "Franny's Last Ride" - A man takes his terminally ill wife on a motorcycle ride. 
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels - "Angel" - A world-famous rapper shares a secret with Sarah McLachlan. 
Terrence Buckner - "Last Laugh" - A teenage boy comes out of the closet.


Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Jenness.

Timing and Cues

Timings are as they occur with a 5-minute news hole after the billboard.

Billboard: 00:00 - 00:59

In cue: [MUSIC] "I said: 'Mom, if I was gay, would you love me more or love me less'..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 22:59
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX this is the Moth Radio Hour, I'm Sarah Austin Jenness..."
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: 22:59 - 23:58

Segment 2: 23:58 - 36:31
In cue: "From PRX, this is the Moth Radio Hour, I'm Sarah Austin Jenness..."
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: 36:31 - 37:31

Segment 3: 37:31 - 58:58

In cue: "I'm Sarah Austin Jenness, your host this time..." Out cue: "...and everything else, go to themoth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence Ltd 2009 :00
Afternoon in Paris Stephan Grapelli Afternoon in Paris. Polygram 1990 :00
The Knife Edge Richard Thompson Strict Tempo . Elixir Records 1981 :00
King of Rock Run DMC King of Rock. Arista 2005 :00
Angel Sarah McLachlan Surfacing. Arista 1997 :00
Washing Machine John Zorn Film Works III. Tzadik 1995 :00

Related Website

http://www.themoth.org