People, places, problems A man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child's hair is shaved to save her life.
Live from the World Science Festival A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with the World Science Festival. An astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling.
PTSD, lost art and the Berlin Wall 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.
Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, supermarkets and Coney Island In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Island in 1957. ( Explicit language. )
Misfits, the MET, and a nursing home switcheroo An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn't "Korean enough," and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom.
Auctions and boxers George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walk-through of legendary NYC eatery Elaine's; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).