The Moth Library - Al Letson

“Secretly I was expecting a ‘Welcome Home Brother’ parade but that didn’t happen. ”

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Story Library

Check out our library of broadcast stories... From the most recently released stories to the first ones ever aired.

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The Denver Battle of the SLAMs

On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a young boy learns all about sex (kind of).

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World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane

In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

Get your running shoes on, because in this episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Stories by Steve Clark and Megan McNally. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

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Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair

A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.

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Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up!

Nathan Englander's knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad.

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Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops

A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother.

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Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna.

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The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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500th Episode Special

On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting.

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Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie

Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother, but can't escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride.

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Apocalypse Now?: Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch

In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it's still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius.

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On The Line: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates & Samuel Leighton-Dore

A woman on a blind-date sees (and feels) the light, and a young boy tries to send a message but gets some wires crossed. Two stories in this episode of The Moth all about putting yourself on the line and risking it all.

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Stories of Pride: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear & Gil Reyes

On this special episode of The Moth podcast, we're featuring three stories to celebrate and commemorate the LGBTQ community. Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, and being whatever, Kiri Bear learns some bonds are stronger than biology, and Gil Reyes receives the best gift ever from the love of his life.

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Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor

20 Years ago to the day was our first ever storytelling event. To celebrate, we're sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her ancestors. 

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Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song

This week we’re bringing you two stories to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Deepa Amkebar tries to stop her true colors from showing.

Linh Song learns of her family's escape from war.

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Find Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Bremen

This week, two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. First, a tour guide is put through his paces on a trip to Yellowstone. Then a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors the shores of Biscayne National Park. 

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Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert

Walking across the U.S., Andrew meets a man who tests the limits of his compassion.

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Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving

This week, two stories of going off-script. What happens when a teenager is given the spotlight and a microphone, or when humans and animals cross paths? 

Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends.

Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. 


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Valentine's Day Special 2017: Kirsty Hawkins, Autumn Spencer and Lucy Huber

In this special Valentine's Day episode, we're bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine's Day is all about, and a surprise proposal is even more unexpected than was planned.

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From Princeton to Prison

An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of a crime. 

For more information about Reza's story, please visit the website RezaStory.com

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