This past week on The Moth Radio Hour: A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan; a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone; singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival in the face of a death threat; and Damien Echols describes life after spending 18 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

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Damien Echols, represent.
When I first arrived on death row, the guards decided they were gonna welcome me to the neighborhood, so they took me to the part of the prison they called the hole. It’s a very small, very dark filthy part of the prison that’s in complete isolation… and for the next 18 days they beat the hell out of me.
Damien Echols
This week’s podcast: Damien Echols reflects on his time on death row and his journey to the other side. 
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This week’s podcast: Damien Echols reflects on his time on death row and his journey to the other side. 

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In 1994, Damien Echols was put on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
In 2011, he was finally released.
This Wednesday, he’s going to be telling his story at The Moth. Tickets are sold out, but Penguin is giving away a free pair over on Twitter.

In 1994, Damien Echols was put on death row for a crime he didn’t commit.

In 2011, he was finally released.

This Wednesday, he’s going to be telling his story at The Moth. Tickets are sold out, but Penguin is giving away a free pair over on Twitter.