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NPR Driveway Moments Moms

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Garrison Keillor / A Prairie Home Companion / Humor
Unabridged   2 hour(s)
Publication date: 03/03/2009

NPR Driveway Moments Moms

Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598877304
Digital Download ISBN:9781598878622


These select stories from NPR’s vast archives capture the essence of motherhood. Stories from favorite correspondents and commentators like Susan Stamberg, Robert Krulwich, and Kevin Kling join interviews with “ordinary” moms in this celebration of all that is extraordinary, funny, warm, and heart-touching—all that is mom.

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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 MomentSM? 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


“. . . stories merge in to a meaningful, defining montage.”

Author Bio

PETER SAGAL is the host of Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!, NPR's “oddly informative” weekly hour-long news quiz program. He is also an author, playwright, and screenwriter.

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