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The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 470 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

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A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse

A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student; a teenager has a life changing experience during an internship at a hospital; and an experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Richard Price bonds with his pro-wrestling-loving grandmother in 1955.

Rickie Johnson gets a letter from his long last daughter while in prison.

Tim King forms a strong bond with a student who changes his life.

Merlixse Ventura is an intern on a pediatric oncology unit.

Lydia Velez encounters a patient’s unusual wound.

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Occasional Magic

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith.

Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard.

Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive.

Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.

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Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs and the Imam

In this hour, a 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant, a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill, a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules, and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Carly Johnstone decides that an open adoption is the best choice for her baby.

Sam S Mullins is challenged to make a tinfoil dinosaur at a chain restaurant.

Steve Zimmer tries to make up for forgotten homework in first grade.

Imam Khalid Latiff details his experiences as a student at New York University on September 11.

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