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Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith

This week, we're rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony Griffith, in honor of his new book. We follow up with Anthony in a brand new interview about the day he told this story and his life afterwards. Behind the Laughter, A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope is available now wherever you buy your books. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s long time artistic director, Catherine Burns.

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Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition and a people who are working to keep it alive today.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

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Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find Occasional Magic anywhere you buy your books March 19.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storyteller: Ana Del Castillo

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International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu

On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to escape the village life.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Alexandra Rochester, Kendi Nderitu

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Black History Month: Emily Richmond and Maxie Jones

This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey; and Maxie Jones witnesses a historic night in Harlem, NY. R. Eric Thomas recorded this episode at the Sundance Film Festival with the help of the Sundance TV team in their pop-up podcast studio.

Hosted by: R. Eric Thomas

Storytellers: Emily Richmond, Maxie Jones

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Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab.

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Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei

On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America.

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The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert

On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. 

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Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers

On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition.

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Unexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre

On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts… Zanele Chisholm learns who she is when others learn her name, and Isabel DeBre’s family gets an unconventional pet.

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World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse

2018 is the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. This episode is dedicated to the values he fought for: promoting equity, community service, education for all, and to the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. Jamie experiences prejudice from his dental hygienist when she learns he has HIV. Traumatized after learning of her HIV status, Shakirah comes to recognize the support system that had grown around her. And a word of caution: Shakirah’s story involves mention of physical abuse.

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Dinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn

Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

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A Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

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Give Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz

In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.

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From The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett

On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod witnesses a mysterious creature that goes bump in the middle of the night, and Bryan Kett pledges a sacrifice for the ages.

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Travel Tales: Reza Jalali & Emily Matuzek

In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we'll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek.

Reza Jalali returns to an unfamiliar home that's been ravaged by war.

Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but not before she gets a few test runs in first.

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Travel Tales: Emma John & T. Richard Corcoran

In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we'll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran.

Emma John brings a friend's young daughter on a trip to rekindle the magic of Venice.

T. Richard Corcoran undergoes a test physical and courageous fortitude while cycling to raise funds for AIDS.

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Eno Inwek, Caoimhe Creed & Martin Hughes

On today's episode, three stories for you. Eno Inwek turns to the internet in search of a good deal. Caoimhe Creed takes a bold stand for minimum wage. Martin Hughes’ has a Christmas tradition, and standard text message rates apply.

If you would like to hear more stories from The Dublin StorySLAM, like the ones in this episode, visit their website and subscribe to The Dublin StorySLAM Podcast.

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Mischief and Mayhem: Marian Speerless & Anne Wheeler

A young girl's imagination runs amok with very real world consequences, and a high school junior is forced to satisfy a sweet tooth against the doctor's wishes. Storytellers: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler. Hosted by Dan Kennedy. 

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Tony Buba: The Rosary, The Vampire, and George Romero

An aspiring filmmaker foregoes big city lights for blood and vampires in Pennsylvania.

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