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“They said, 'We should prepare for the worst.' And the worst thing, for me, is that if my dad died in that moment, he would die with us as strangers.”

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A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

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A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. Hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Jay Martel must find a home for a giant clay bust of his own head.

Alexandra Rosas buries her guilt about her father’s suicide for almost three decades.

Arthur Bradford documents his friend’s obsession with the 1970s television star, Chad Everett.

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Out of Step, Out of Place

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In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour is 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.

John Elder Robison is an adult when he is diagnosed with Asperger's.

Renee Watson and her classmates band together to take on their teacher. 

Jon Bennett, a vegetarian, goes on a hunting trip with his father.

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Around the World

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In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. This hour is 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.

Emma Gordon delves into her boyfriend's past relationship to save him from deportation. 

Kwong Yue Yang prejudges his seatmate on a flight to China.

Anastasia Krasilnikova and her family keep a secret from her abusive father.

Robinah Babirye is blackmailed due to her HIV status.

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