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The Moth Podcast
Punks, Blessings, Burlesque and Lotus Flowers

In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.  The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Eddy Laughter sees her future at her first concert.
Christopher Brune-Horan finds sanctuary in an unlikely location.
Louise Newton-Keogh learns an important lesson about controlling the universe.
Pauline Nguyen reconciles with a harbinger of fear. 
Denise Bledsoe Slaughter gets a second mother when she needs it most.


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The Moth Podcast
Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father.

Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter.

Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns.

Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example.

Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.  

Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.

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The Moth Podcast
Something Borrowed, Something New

In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him.

Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding.

Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce.

Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.

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The Moth Podcast
Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary

A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter-century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself.
Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television.
Tony Hendra gets inspiration from a surprising source.
Jeffery Rudell's honesty with his parents fails to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they taught him to value.
Wanda Bullard's father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.


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The Moth Podcast
Squeaky Wheels

In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences.

Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history.

Morley McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City.

Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.

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The Moth Podcast
When the World Shifts

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 5/24/2022

In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist. 
Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body. 
While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art. 
Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.

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The Moth Podcast
Sailing on an Alien Sea

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 5/17/2022

In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. 

Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math.

Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.

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The Moth Podcast
You Gone Learn

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 5/10/2022

In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke.
Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous. 
Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides.
Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play.
Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.


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The Moth Podcast
Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 5/3/2022

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Kevin Roose goes undercover at an Evangelical Christian university.

Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

Abraham Leno's dream of college is threatened when war breaks out in his country. 

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The Moth Podcast
Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/26/2022

In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from The Moth's new audio book. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother. 
Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain.
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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The Moth Podcast
Under the Gun

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/19/2022

In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson.

Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own.

Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.

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The Moth Podcast
The Wisdom of Elders

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/12/2022

In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone.

Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th-grade teacher. 

Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway. 

Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.

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The Moth Podcast
Shocks and Surprises

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/5/2022

In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge.

Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood.

Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran.

Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation. 

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The Moth Podcast
Keep Calm and Carry On

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 3/29/2022

In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged pursuit of one's dreams. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

8-year-old Sara Jonsson realizes her new toy is more responsibility than she bargained for. 

Mike Maloch has to face his fears on the job. 

Samira Sahebi has an unexpected visit to the ER.

Beth Bradley inches toward a breaking point near the end of a 14k hike up a mountain in Colorado.

Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador. 


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The Moth Podcast
The Places We Tell Our Stories

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 3/22/2022

In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Edgar Oliver sets the mood in Greenwood Cemetery.

Sheri Holman is convinced a curse has latched onto her family and life.

Larry Kerr concocts a plan for love amidst the rage of war.

Anoush Froundjian parts from her reserved lifestyle to see how the other half lives.

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The Moth Podcast
Attitude Adjustments

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 3/15/2022

In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Frank O'Keefe takes us inside the world of the New York City Sanitation Department.
Julia Bucci can't use her usual academic approach when confronted with a matter of the heart.
Ayisha Irfan finds herself in the awkward role of the "office Muslim."
On the night of Obama's election, Maxie Jones witnesses change on the streets of Harlem. 


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The Moth Podcast
Global Stories of Women and Girls

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 3/8/2022

In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her mother has bigger ideas; a teenager's failing sight is revealed during a game of kickball; and a woman smites down her enemies. Those stories and more. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mary Hamilton gets married to an unconventional man.

Esther Ngumbi hides an act of defiance from her mother.

Jon Howe re-commits to his ailing wife.

Emely Recinos struggles with her diminishing eye-sight.

Anne Moraa reveals her true self during a traffic jam in Nairobi.

Fatou Wurie recognizes her grandmother’s impact on her life during a trip to Sierra Leone.


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The Moth Podcast
If the Shoe Fits

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 3/1/2022

In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, some comfortable kicks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Edgar Ruiz Jr. needs new sneakers while visiting his father in Puerto Rico.

Satori Shakoor dresses up for a job interview but doesn't really want the job.  

Isabelle Raphael finds herself in a pinch when she drops her keys down the elevator shaft.

Sufian Zhemetov is pulled into a discussion on religion while shoe shopping. 

Stacy Miller's new daughter needs new shoes.  

Munjen Ng and his classmate pursue careers in design.


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The Moth Podcast
Live from Portsmouth

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 2/22/2022

In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission; a lonely girl spends her summer raising funds for the blind. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Catherine Palmer tries to fake it until her children make it.

Joe Lentini sets out in arctic weather to rescue stranded mountain climbers.

Elizabeth Browning becomes a local celebrity after writing to her local newspaper.

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The Moth Podcast
Lost and Found

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 2/8/2022

In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Ross Jessop searches Montana's Lolo National Forest for a missing baby.

Christine Gentry hides a secret from significant others.

Gregory Pereira finds family in an unexpected place.

New Yorker Aaron Wolfe's wife gets a job in Boston.

Joseph Gallo receives a gift from a dying friend. 

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