The Moth Library - Al Letson

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

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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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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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Paul Bacon and Bokara Legendre

An unauthorized nap puts a police officer in a compromising position and a girl grows up on a safari.

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John DeVore & Clementine Ford

A man tells us about the last lesson his father taught him and a young woman learns that her mother is facing a deadly illness. 

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Steve Barnes & Drew Nieporent

A local restaurant reviewer is targeted by a disgruntled restaurant owner and a new restauranteur agonizes to please a food critic.

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Andrew Solomon & Calvin Trillin

An awkward teenager flourishes in the glamour of the the Metropolitan Opera, and a Chinatown chicken plays Tic-Tac-Toe.

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March 29th, 2016

An aspiring pickpocket rises to the top of his game, and the inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the Mob.

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March 15th, 2016

George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine's, and Isobel Connelly discovers she has a heart condition at age six.

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March 1st, 2016

Three stories developed and crafted in The Moth Community Program: A daughter is confronted by her parent’s empty fridge, a girl struggles with her family’s neighborly etiquette, and a teacher speaks up in defense of one of her female students.

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