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Episode 10:
International Brotherhood of Mothers

May 05,2009

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

The two piano pieces that bookend the piece are by Max Richter from his 24 Postcards in Full Color record. The one in the middle is Maybelle by Ida. It popped up on shuffle the other day and stunned me. I hadn’t heard it in years. It’s really lovely.

My friend, Tony Field produces a show called “Backstory with the History Guys.” A version of this story airs on their mother’s day special.


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10 Comments on International Brotherhood of Mothers

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  2. freeenterprisechic micjiffy says:

    What a great story! What will father’s day bring?

  3. Joanne J Henry says:

    I’ve read all your posts … and they’re great. Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

    I actually bought “The Hollow Earth” for my grandson who graduated from Case Western today with a major in physical science. I think he’ll love it.

    Thanks again,

  4. Toby says:

    I don’t know any of your other work, but this blog is phenomenal. Keep up the good work man, I love listening to these stories. –Toby

  5. Nate

    Just wanted to let you know that I first heard this on “Backstory” and now rave about you to all my friends. When will you be on This American Life? They helped get the word out about “Radio Lab,” and I want EVERYONE to know about you.

    Keep it up.


  6. Käsetorte says:

    Have you thought to add some sort of social bookmarking link to your posts? It will be smoother for me to bookmark such a good site.

  7. T. Jiménez-Anglada says:

    This was both beautiful and heartbreaking. It made me cry. Thank you.

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