Chess, romance, and Kathmandu

A special live edition of The Moth on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Maurice Ashley, the first African American Grandmaster, details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him.
  • Trying to escape an unhappy marriage, socialite Bokara Legendre (pictured) accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal
  • Octogenarian Cynthia Riggs makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before.

Hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison.

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Photo by Amanda Kowalski