This is a special edition of The Moth Radio Hour. If you've never heard The Moth, you're in for totally unique radio experience. The Moth presents stories told live on stage without a script or a safety net. Learn how The Moth its name and hear three compelling stories: Wanda Ballard, one of the original members of The Moth shares a heartwarming story about her dad; a former New York City firefighter tells the story of a tragic fire and the lifelong impact it has had on him; and an author reveals how he gets some of the ideas for his stories.
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