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“They were afraid that seeing the body would make it hurt more. They were trying to protect me.”

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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 Gurwitz

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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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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