NPR Driveway Moments: Moms

  • by NPR
  • Narrated by Peter Sagal
  • 1 hrs and 54 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood.
Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through - even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms.
Heard on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother.
What is a Driveway Moment? Maybe it's happened to you as it has to countless others.... You're driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It's a Driveway Moment.
The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these "best of" stories so that you are never more than a "play" away from a Driveway Moment.

Introduction by Peter Sagal
More Messages from Amy's Answering Machine
Solving the Mystery of Mother-Daughter Speak
Mommy as a Role Model? Get Real
Bad Mommy
Just Mom and Me and Chuck E. Cheese
Surprised by Mom
Knitting for Life, and for Life's Milestones
Legislator Offers First-Person View of Welfare
StoryCorps: Mother's Magic, Stretching a Christmas Dollar
Tamale Recipe Proves Hard to Keep Secret
"Chickenbutt" and Other Lessons from Grandma
Who is Singing Me Lullabies?
Mementoes Honor Sons Lost to War
In Memoir, Allende Reveals Life to Late Daughter
I Love My Kids - But Give Me a Break
Mother's Day vs. Fishing Season Opener
Hidden Kitchen Mama
Mother's Day Recipes
StoryCorps: Special Memories of a Final Thanksgiving Meal
Young, Single and Raising a Child
Rocket Science
Mom Remembers Her Olympic Past
Turning Into Your Mother Isn't So Bad After All
A Partially Empty Nest, with Mixed Feelings
Grandmother: A Story of Aging, Decline and Love
This I Believe: The Power of Love to Transform and to Heal


What the Critics Say

"...[S]tories merge in to a meaningful, defining montage." (AudioFile)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-19-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books