The Moth
The Moth
Sep 22, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
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A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion.

Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Jon Ronson, Sitawa Wafula, Maureen Freeman, and Elna Baker.

99% Invisible
99% Invisible
Roman Mars
432- The Batman and the Bridge Builder
Mark Bloschock is an engineer from Texas, and in the late 1970s he got a job with the Texas Department of Transportation renovating the Congress Avenue Bridge. The bridge was a simple concrete arch bridge that spans Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. It needed to be rebuilt with more contemporary beams called “box beams.” The box beams sit below the road’s surface, and they needed to be spaced a certain distance apart. Bloschock and the other engineers decided that the gap should be somewhere between ¾ of an inch and an inch and a half, which didn’t seem like a particularly meaningful decision… until the bats moved in. A tale of bats and bridges and how the built environment and the natural environment don’t need to be at odds with one another. The Batman and the Bridge Builder Plus, we talk with Simon Doble, CEO of Solar Buddy. Light access (both day and night) is a basic need many people take for granted. SolarBuddy is an Australian charity uniting a global community with a big dream to gift six million solar lights to children living in energy poverty by 2030, to help them to study after dusk and improve their education outcomes. 99% Invisible’s Impact Design coverage is supported by Autodesk. The Autodesk Foundation supports the design and creation of innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Learn more about these efforts on Autodesk’s Redshift, which tells stories about the future of making across architecture, engineering, infrastructure and manufacturing.
33 min
Criminal
Criminal
Criminal & Radiotopia
Episode 159: Spiritual Developments
One Sunday afternoon, a man named William Mumler decided to take a self portrait. He said he was alone in the photography studio, but as the photograph developed, he saw something very strange—the image of someone else, sitting beside him. Louis Kaplan’s book is The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. For a transcript of this episode, send an email to transcripts@thisiscriminal.com with the episode name and number. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: * Article Article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more. to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. * Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminal * Headspace Go to headspace.com/criminal for a free one-month trial. * Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving * Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings. * Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. * Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. * Virtue Labs Visit virtuelabs.com and use the code CRIMINAL to receive 20% off plus free shipping on your Virtue order. * Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
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