Beauty Queens, the LBJ Library, and Holdups A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’, a Texas romance is thwarted by religion, and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age -- at gunpoint.
Red Sox, Jerusalem, and Coming Home A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homeless shelter, a newly divorced mother is evicted from her home, and a young writer moves to Jerusalem with the hope that peace will break out.
PTSD, Lost Art, and the Berlin Wall The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from PTSD, an author describes coming-of-age at 19 while witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall, and an artist and documentary filmmaker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue.
Astronauts, Family Trees, and Drips A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor, and astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.