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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 500 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

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Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS --- on 12/6/22 ---

In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations. This show is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Judith Samper Albero uses her artistic talent to save money.

Shaun Gohel accidentally manifests a girlfriend.

Dave Moran prepares to argue in front of the Supreme Court. 

Camille Qurban almost has her cover blown at a child's birthday party. 

Ishmael Beah describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.

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Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS --- on 11/29/22 ---

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.

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You Can't Go Back

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS --- on 11/22/22 ---

In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo.


Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her immigrant husband's past. 


Steve Peebles is offered a role in a high school play, despite being an adult. 


Kimberly Reed confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.

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The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.
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