The Moth Radio Hour 1306

A special live edition of The Moth in Martha's Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. Maurice Ashley, the first African American Grand Master, details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; socialite Bokara Legendre (photo), trying to escape an unhappy marriage, accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and octogenarian Cynthia Riggs makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before.

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