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

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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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Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi

In this week’s episode, two stories of artists breaking through and perfecting their craft. Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide.

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Beyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams

A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite stories to share.

A successful businessman reveals his childhood dream. An expecting couple rush through an unexpected trip into the night. An online connection leads to a real-world rekindling.

We'll also hear from two other listeners who wrote in that we loved. A special thanks to Larrnell Cross and Brennen Beckwith.

Storytellers: Alvin Hall, Eric Call, and Julie Baker

Hosted by: Tonya Scott Williams

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The Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison

Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking.


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New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron

To celebrate Pride Month, we hear from three storytellers embarking on each of their new lives. Jill McDonough meets the girl at the rock show. Owen Lewis embraces a new moniker. Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.

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David Coven, Terin Dickerson & David Lepelstat

David Coven hears a poem that sticks with him for life.

Terin Dickerson nurtures his art through a living canvas.

David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation.

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Diavian Walters and Lori Gottlieb

Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package.

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Richard Garriott and Brianna Wolfson

Brianna Wolfson navigates the pressures of living a double-life and the limits of Richard Garriott's physical vision turn into the view from space.

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Three Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw, Alexandra Rosas

In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child, Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter, Alexandra Rosas learns to a parent with the help of TV.

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A World of Difference: Andy Fischer-Price and Sofija Stefanovic

A son learns to cope with the dramatized death of his famous mountain climber father and a young girl realizes her communist Serbian upbringing was lacking on a stopover in the beautiful Singapore airport on the way to her family’s new life in Australia.

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10th Podcast Anniversary: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel

Last year The Moth celebrated 500 episodes of our podcast with some of our favorite stories through the years. But this year for our 10th anniversary of the podcast, we look ahead to the future with never-heard-before stories from some our newest additions to The Moth staff. Each story comes from a different part of The Moth programs: SLAM, education, and Mainstage for a full-scope of tales to enjoy.

A Catholic school student is singled out by an unexpected person, a teacher is overcome on a day of celebration, and a radio-host is at the center of a debate of identity.

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