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“That's when I began my journey to find my roots.”

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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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Hail Mary & Gethwana Mahlase

This week we wanted to give our attention and recognize an important date: World AIDs Day, which took place on December 1st. Today we’ll focus on two stories that were shared at our first ever Mainstage show in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Michael VonAllmen & Ted Conover

A man vows to help his fellow ex-inmate, and a man pays a price for the tough attitude he develops as a corrections officer. 

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Election Day: Savannah Georgia 1948

A woman learns the value of voting after a conversation she has with her mother. 

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Matt Mercier, Brian Brown & Joe Charnitski

It’s almost Halloween, and we here at The Moth wanted to get in on the spirit. So we have a special episode for you - three stories all about the things that go bump in the night.

A man has a séance to contact Edgar Allen Poe, a campfire myth is told, and a group of friends go ghost hunting. 

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Tony Birch & Brad Lawrence

Two stories about men coming of age, one in Australia and one in the US Midwest. First, a rebellious teen copes with an abusive father and his crush on the girl from the fruit stand. Then a young boy learns to see past his sins after being exorcised. 

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Tara Clancy & Adrienne Truscott

A girl from Queens learns to think big, and a performance artist receives a death threat. 

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Tracy Rowland & Carlos Kotkin

Two stories on the theme of relationships. We let go of some, and forge others.

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George Lombardi & Mary Navarre

A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, and a Catholic school dropout searches for meaning. 

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Angela Lush & TJ McDonald

A woman decides to rebel against her family by getting a tattoo and a New Zealander visits America only to discover he's completely out of place.

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Shalom Auslander & Jeannette Walls

A son finds his dad’s porn collection which reveals something surprising about his parent’s relationship and a woman learns to embrace her past.

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Tony Wheeler & Aaron Wolfe

A tale of family adventure from the founder of Lonely Planet, and a man has a run in with some Howler monkeys in Nicaragua.

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Dante Jackson & Brie Mann-Hernandez

A middle school student comes out of his shell at his 8th grade prom and learns to dance, and a young woman who is convinced that her step-grandmother must be evil is furious when all her attempts to “break her” fail.

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Catherine Smyka & Sasha Chanoff

A woman tries to avoid a hard conversation with her dad but the gets stuck on a road detour and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives. 

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