Under the gun

Three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Columbian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police.


  • Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson.
  • Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own.
  • Boots Riley (pictured) is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.

Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles.

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