Moth GrandSLAM: Life and Death

GrandSLAM stories from around the country, hosted by The Moth's senior producer, Jenifer Hixson.

  • Jeff Simmermon has a run in with a grouchy strap hanger on the subway.
  • Sofija Stefanovic has a deep crush on a boy whose family is on the opposing side during the Yugoslavian wars.
  • Tim Manley is failing as an awkward high school english teacher until the school talent show helps him find his voice.
  • Neshama Franklin visits the Grand Canyon with her sister shortly after the death of her husband of 35 years.
  • Colin Ryan is outed in 6th grade as a member of a bible clown group.
  • Suzanne Barakat (pictured) explains how her brother, his wife and her sister were murdered by their neighbor.

Photo: Ian Tervet