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A Test of Manhood 11 MIN, 34 SEC

Regular UnFictional contributor Carlos Kotkin shares an experience from a couple of years ago… when he and his wife had been trying, but failing, to make a baby. So they needed to seek some outside assistance, a fertility specialist. Then Carlos learned a hard truth. When it comes to baby strategy, prospective Dad is often the least important person in the room.

Carlos Kotkin is a screenwriter, author and storytelling. He often hosts the Moth storytelling events in Los Angeles, and has won the Moth grand slam multiple times.


Carlos Kotkin and the fruit of (his wife's) labor
Courtesy of Carlos Kotkin

The Professional 8 MIN, 1 SEC

Josh Flaum once worked at Disneyland, as a costumed performer, entertaining guests at birthday parties. One day, while waiting backstage with all the princesses and other costumed characters, Josh started to get intruding phone calls from his real life… which was quickly unraveling.

Josh Flaum is a writer and performer living in Los Angeles.


Josh Flaum
Courtesy of Joshua Flaum

Viveza Criolla 8 MIN, 53 SEC

A story about an intruder who manages to turn himself into a player. Josh showed up at a film festival with no particular reason to be there. But he infiltrates the exclusive event… and somehow becomes the center of attention.

Josh Cereghino is a writer and storyteller from Los Angeles. His stories have been featured on Snap Judgment, The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast and Best of the Moth series.


Josh Cereghino
Courtesy of Josh Cereghino

Banner photo: Nate Hofer

CREDITS

Host:
Bob Carlson

Producers:
Bob Carlson
Nick White

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