Moth Radio Hour 503

A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret. Kimberly Reed is transgender and forced to confront her past and future when she attends her father's funeral. Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone, describes his transformation from innocent child in Sierra Leon to cold-hearted soldier. Teen-ager Laura Revness discovers how to control Pumpkin, her family’s errant parrot. And construction worker Bobby Stoddard, young and in love, discovers the up-side of his girlfriend's one-year prison sentence.

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Banner image of Ishmael Beah by Sarah Stacke