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EPISODE #6 | Margarita Meyendorff

Pronouns: She/Her

TMI Project storyteller Margarita Meyendorff, known to most as Mourka, was born in a Displaced Persons’ camp in Germany, the daughter of Russian and Estonian aristocrats who fled Communist persecution after WWII. But life really got interesting when she moved to upstate New York and applied for a job with the FBI. Mourka shared her story at the Rosendale Theater in July 2012.

I see an advertisement in one of my Russian educational rags. It’s for the FBI. They’re looking for Russian Translators to translate various Russian documents into English.

Episode Notes:

This is Episode 6, Season 1 of The TMI Project Story Hour, Tragedy + Time = Comedy.

It was produced in partnership with Radio Kingson with production assistance from Ida Hakkila, Nate Brogan, Marlan Barry and Manuel Blas.


Margarita Meyendorff’s Website:

Episode Contributors:

Eva Tenuto (she/her), TMI Project Co-founder, Executive Director, & Podcast Co-host
Micah Blumenthal (he/him), TMI Project Workshop Leader & Podcast Co-host
Hayley Downs (she/her), TMI Project Story Hour Producer, Storyteller
Blake Pfeil (he/him), Operations Manager, TMI Project
Sara DeRose (she/her), External Affairs Director, TMI Project
Margarita Meyendorff (she/her), Storyteller


Storytelling Prompt:

Write a story about a time you were caught lying.

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