Caption: Dan Choi, Credit: Rodolphe Baras
Image by: Rodolphe Baras 
Dan Choi 

1004: Soldiers, Skydives, Firemen, and Heartbreak, 5/14/2013

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

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A man in the middle of a midlife crisis takes a terrifying parachute jump; an Iraq war veteran shares details of his battle back home; a woman sits at the bedside of her ailing father; a fireman tries to save two children; and a would-be Romeo laments the agony of platonic love. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Read the full description.

Dan_choi_small Andy Christie - "It's Not the Fall That Gets You" - A midlife parachute jump 
Daniel Choi - "Don't Tell, Martha!" - War Veteran decides to honor The Honor Code and comes out of the closet
Vikki Kelleher - "Tell Him It's OK to Go" - A woman at her grandfather's deathbed 
Tom Ziegler - "Fireman's Remorse" - With no engine backup, a fireman is unable to save two kids 
Brian Finkelstein - "How I Earned My Bitter Badge" - Falling in love with an engaged woman

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Piece Description

Andy Christie - "It's Not the Fall That Gets You" - A midlife parachute jump 
Daniel Choi - "Don't Tell, Martha!" - War Veteran decides to honor The Honor Code and comes out of the closet
Vikki Kelleher - "Tell Him It's OK to Go" - A woman at her grandfather's deathbed 
Tom Ziegler - "Fireman's Remorse" - With no engine backup, a fireman is unable to save two kids 
Brian Finkelstein - "How I Earned My Bitter Badge" - Falling in love with an engaged woman

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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'm about 5,000 feet above Albany..."
Out cue: "...PRX.org, right after this."

INSERT NEWS HOLE: 1:00 - 5:59

Segment 1: 6:00 - 26:16
In cue: [MUSIC :12] "From PRX this is the Moth Radio Hour, I'm Jenifer Hixson..."
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: 26:17 - 27:16

Segment 2: 27:17 - 42:15
In cue: "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: 42:16 - 43:15

Segment 3: 43:16 - 59:57
In cue: "I'm Jennifer Hixon, and you're listening..."
Out cue: "...and everything else, go to our website themoth.org." [MUSIC ENDS]

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uncanny Valley The Drift Memory Drawings. Temporary Residence 2009 :00
Swing BOp Der Dritte Raum Electro Swing Vol 2. Wagram Music 2006 :00
The Two Rivers Ahmed Muktar The Road to Bagdad. ARC Music Production Inc, Ltd 2005 :00
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven El Ten Eleven. Bar None Records 2004 :00
Los Cristeros John Zorn filmworks Vol 23.. Tzadik 2009 :00
Take a Look Floratone Floratone. Blue Note Label Group 2007 :00
Dragons Caravan Palace Caravan Palace. Cafe de la Danse 2008 :00

Related Website

http://www.themoth.org