WBUR News

Support the news

Bailey White: 'The Second Hand Or The Roach'21:32

Play

Storyteller Bailey White tells a tale of home renovation and insects called "The Second Hand or the Roach." Two women are living in an old house. One is in charge of doing the much-needed chimney and roof work, the other does the cooking and has a day job. There's tension as the renovations proceed slowly because the woman doing the construction work is stubborn and doesn't want outside help. White weaves in a parallel story about the cooking habits of an older neighbor. It's a funny and spirited examination of how people proceed to get things done, and a comment on doing one thing well at a time.

+Join the discussion
Share

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More NPR or Explore Audio.