It’s no surprise I’m a big fan of The Moth Radio Hour, and last weekend they aired a story by filmmaker Arthur Bradford that left me laughing and crying as I sat in my car in the hardware store’s parking lot. Bradford tells the story of how he spent summers working with disabled kids and decided to film them interviewing people, which the kids thoroughly enjoyed and made for great film. He decides to take several of them across country, interviewing people along the way. You can listen to the story here. (Scroll down the page if you want to hear just Bradford’s story but FYI, the other two stories from that episode are fantastic as well.) In the midst of all the bad news we are surrounded with today, your faith in humanity will be restored.
Bradford’s Moth Story focuses on Ron, a young man who suffers from cerebral palsy as well as autism and OCD. Ron has been obsessed with Chad Everett, star of the hit 1970s TV show Medical Center, for several decades. Bradford made a short film of their meeting, which I include below. It has more meaning if you hear Bradford’s story, but it’s a delight all the same.
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