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The Moth Podcast
When Time Slows Down

--- 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 1/18/2021

In this hour, stories about places frozen in time, memories preserved, and seemingly interminable moments. A small town, public transportation, an archeological site, and a car with character. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Scott Gravatt and his family become attached to their new car, Buster. 

Nimisha Ladva meets a fellow professor who makes her question her beliefs.

Norman Lear learns the impact of a seemingly small decision years later.

Dylon Killian witnesses a spirited debate on public transit. 

Archeologist Hannah Morris races to complete her work before the effects of climate change destroy the site. This story was produced in collaboration with the World Science Festival.


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The Moth Podcast
Underpinning

--- 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 1/4/2021

In this hour, stories of tradition, codes, regulations — and breaking them wide open. A foul-mouthed boater, a long-forgotten toy car, and a foray to Florida. 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.

Michael Steinberg gets an unexpected case in his new role as the director of the Michigan ACLU. 
Samuel James looks at an artifact from his past with new eyes. 
Frimet Goldberger ventures into the unexplored world of a Florida water park. 


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The Moth Podcast
Mirror Mirror On The Wall

--- 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 12/21/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of reflection and recognition. The army, dance class, and family reunions. 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.

Ray Christian begins to acknowledge his symptoms of PTSD.

Martha Wegner comes out of her shell at dance class. 

Laura Gilbert accidentally impersonates a law school graduate. 

Trevor Nourse spends a wild summer with his father as a kid. 

Sejal Pachisia searches for the perfect Indian lesbian to meet her parents.


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The Moth Podcast
Grit & Gumption

--- 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 12/7/2021 ---

In this hour, courage, tenacity, spunk! New opportunities, self-confidence, and parents going the extra mile (or rollercoaster) for their kids. 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.

Pamela Mitchell learns to put her opinions first. 
Javier Morillo and his family hold true to their cultural traditions.
David Levy faces his fears for his son. 
Annalise Raziq's daughter makes an unexpected wish for her birthday.


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The Moth Podcast
All The World's a Stage

--- 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 11/23/2021 ---

Ready the spotlight and raise the curtains! In this hour, performers, sour notes, tough critics, and a unique take on Mary Poppins. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
Live from the United Palace

--- 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 11/16/2021 ---

A special episode live from the United Palace in Washington Heights, New York. Subway station romance, lost names, and buried truths. This episode is hosted by CJ Hunt, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

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The Moth Podcast
Afraid to Look

--- 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 10/26 ---

In this hour, stories of nerves, anxiety, fear! And the courage and support that allow us to overcome. A phone call, a taxi ride, and a stranger's generosity of spirit. This episode is 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. 

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The Moth Podcast
Relative Silence

--- 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 date of upload to podcast feed 10/12/21. ---

In this episode, the truths we keep from our family, and the lies we tell for them. Sibling mayhem, multigenerational secrets, and a surprise while watching CBS. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

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The Moth Podcast
Oh, Brother

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRXand below via The Moth Player. It will be published on  iTunesSpotifyRadioPublicRSS on date of upload to podcast feed 9/28/21. ---

In this hour, an ode to brothers. Family ties and secrets, fraternal bonds and sibling pranks. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
Life's a Mystery

--- 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 9/14 ---

This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journalist undercover in North Korea, and more. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

A shady apartment deal has Michele Castellano channeling her inner Nancy Drew.
The child of a working mom, Alexandra Rosas struggles with saying goodbye.
As a kid, Annie Share wonders about the mysterious, magical tree in her backyard.
One very special penny has the potential to change the lives of Adam Bottner and his son. 
Suki Kim is a journalist who risks her life posing as a teacher in an elite North Korean school.


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The Moth Podcast
Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/30/21


Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New York City to a lonely road in West Virginia, these stories go places you won't see coming. This episode is hosted by regular Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Late Night

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/17/21

Join The Moth Radio Hour for a night out -- with this week’s stories of late night adventures or, should we say, misadventures. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Pleasantly Surprised

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/3/21


This week The Moth Radio Hour is proud to present to you stories full of pleasant surprises. From unexpected friends, to the Civil Rights Movement, and a love story over 60 years in the making. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
The Love Hurts SLAM

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 date of upload to podcast feed 7/20/21.


A special Moth Radio Hour with stories originating from our annual "Love Hurts" StorySLAM. Love lost, love found, unwanted spotlights and the family we choose. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
Pride 2021

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 date of upload to podcast feed 7/6/21.


A special Moth Radio Hour in celebration of PRIDE! Stories of first kisses, drag queens, and coming out -- to others and to oneself. This episode is hosted by Moth storyteller Alistair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Hear Me Roar

--- 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 6/15/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of female strength. Mothers you don't mess with and women, who stick to their guns (and goals). 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.

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The Moth Podcast
To Thine Own Self Be True

--- 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 6/1/2021 ---

In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate means of self-expression, and the pub that serves as a home for a band of experimental musicians. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

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The Moth Podcast
Brand New YOU

--- 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 5/18/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of starting fresh. Unexpected opportunities, budding relationships, your next home, and a new take. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Saving Graces

--- 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 4/27/2021---

In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

A young Hope Iyiewuare rebels against his family's chore rotation.
Onnesha Roychoudhuri takes a stand on the subway.
Gregory Brady finds himself unprepared for a triathlon.
Charlotte Cline and her boundary-resistant family navigate a loss.
Wang Ping starts a banned book club during the Cultural Revolution in China. 

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The Moth Podcast
The Future Looks Bright

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and via The Moth Player. It will be published on  iTunesSpotifyRadioPublicRSS on 4/13/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

Katya Duft goes camping for her 15th birthday.
Aditya Dakshinamourtay learns a lesson about negotiating.
Brenda Williams finds meaning in a set of pots and pans.
Alistair Bane finds a kindred spirit in his horse, Bo. 
Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail.
Jason Schommer has a chance encounter in a grocery story.


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