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The Moth Podcast
Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten

--- 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 12/6/22 ---

In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations. This show is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Judith Samper Albero uses her artistic talent to save money.

Shaun Gohel accidentally manifests a girlfriend.

Dave Moran prepares to argue in front of the Supreme Court. 

Camille Qurban almost has her cover blown at a child's birthday party. 

Ishmael Beah describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.

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The Moth Podcast
Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

--- 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 11/29/22 ---

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.

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The Moth Podcast
You Can't Go Back

--- 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 11/22/22 ---

In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. 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. 

Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo.


Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her immigrant husband's past. 


Steve Peebles is offered a role in a high school play, despite being an adult. 


Kimberly Reed confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.

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The Moth Podcast
The Vietnam War

In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound.

Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war.

Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.

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The Moth Podcast
Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion

--- 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 --

In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mack Dryden leaves the flat marshes of Mississippi to stand atop the world.

Janice Bartley experiences the thrill and complications of first love.

Brian Gavagan trades his BMX for a helicopter for a day.

Lex Jade embraces the natural beauty of the wild.

Lucy yearns for the open road.


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The Moth Podcast
Guiding Lights

--- 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 --

In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. 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. 

André De Shields is inspired by his sister and muse, Iris. 
Bud Trillin and a Chinatown chicken play tic-tac-toe. 
In the wake of an unfathomable loss, Francine Lobis Wheeler must navigate grieving in the public eye. 


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The Moth Podcast
Domestic Affairs

--- 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 --- 

In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. 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.

Gina Sampaio navigates the joys and trials of adoption.

Anagha Mahajan tries to correct an eye problem with an inspirational poster.

Maxie Jones sews things up with some help from his grandmother.

Matty Struski clears a space with his daughter in mind.

Tony Cyprien is overwhelmed on his first day outside of prison.

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The Moth Podcast
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 10/18/22 ---

This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generations -- about the challenges, the adventures, and the joys of girlhood. Hosted and produced 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.

10-year-old Briony Chappell and her father search for each other after being separated on a ski trip. 
Dia's mother surprises her in a moment of need. 
Primah Kwagala recounts the night her father brought home a second wife.
Masooma Ranalvi decides to break her silence.
Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss.
Juliette Holmes and her mother go shopping in 1940s segregated Georgia. 

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The Moth Podcast
Live from Jackson

In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and home, a potential romance takes a dark turn, and a woman’s heritage dangles over oblivion by a thread. Hosted by Tara Clancy in front of a live audience in Jackson, Wyoming with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Tara Clancy is unprepared for a conversation around sexuality with her son.

Cristina Briones faces down a housing crisis and a call for equity.

Terrance Flynn attempts to catch the romantic-interest of an enigmatic stranger.

Nina McConigley clings to her heritage with a safety pin and a sari.

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The Moth Podcast
Culture Clash

In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show.

Jason Kordelos goes on a cruise to nowhere.
Marne Litfin finds that they have unexpected responsibilities while working at a Quaker camp.   
Cheech Marin tries to make sense of his new life in a new place.
Prachi Mehta is shocked by America's obsession with pets.

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The Moth Podcast
Young Adults

--- 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 9/27/22 ---

In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Muthoni Garland sneaks out to see a band.

Joann Kielar is followed on her way home from work.

Moses Storm is the subject of a high school senior project.

Laura Gilbert troubleshoots the code of love.

Diamante Ortiz brings a vibrant change to her look and life.

Christine Gentry has boy-troubles, thanks to her father.

Javier Morillo faces some ugly memories while preparing for his 30th high school reunion.

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The Moth Podcast
Like Cats and Dogs

--- 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 9/20/22 ---

In this hour, it's raining cats and dogs! (And a few snakes as well.) Reluctant pet owners, canine companionship, and an elderly cat named Rita. 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.

Catherine Palmer applies city girl solutions to country problems.
Jitesh Jaggi has a long and storied history with canines. 
Beth Bradley's family gets a dog, to her father's chagrin. 
Lisa Schuldt goes for a wintry walk with her dog.
Katie Vaca does not care for cat love.
Patrick Cleary learns to be dangerous from a declawed, aging cat.
Linda Torres is reunited with her dog after a tour in Afghanistan

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The Moth Podcast
You Say Goodbye

In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This hour is funded by Home Advisor.

Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love.

Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time.

Michael Such plans for his last moment.

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P. Diddy, Traditional Tattoos, and Biking in Yemen

--- 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 9/6/22 ---

In this hour, stories of curiosity and the unfamiliar: sharing food, the art of tattoo, rebellion on wheels, and Puff Daddy. 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.

Mercia Tapping experiences a clash between her British upbringing and US food culture. 

Serious journalist Michael Specter has a wild night in Paris with Puff Daddy.

Marjorie Tahbone reconnects to her culture and her ancestors.

Bushra Al-Fusail begins a Yemeni revolution on two wheels. 

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The Moth Podcast
Live from New York City

--- 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 8/31/22 ---

In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Micaela Blei leads a group of students down the treacherous Oregon Trail.

CJ Hunt tests his bravery during an apartment confrontation.

Nathan Englander causes a dust-up at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Barbara Bowie finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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The Moth Podcast
Facing Off and Facing Up

--- 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 8/23/22 ---

In this episode, five storytellers work up the courage to face and battle fear and doubt. 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.

Harjas Singh seeks the answer to a haunting question. 

Antoinette-Marie Williams inherits her family's love of games and shows up on the world stage. 
Rachel Cain worries she may have taken things too far. 

Eddy Laughter discovers parts of her identity in an unlikely location. 
Michael Donovan runs into a "small" problem on the job.


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The Moth Podcast
Confidence: Too Much, Too Little?

--- 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 8/16/22 ---

In this hour, stories about confidence and uncertainty. A young girl is confronted with color and identity; a teenager lets loose at his school dance; and a massage goes awry. Those stories and more. 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. 

Aleeza Kazmi tackles difficult questions when working on a self-portrait.

Dante Jackson comes out of his shell at his 8th grade prom.

David Crabb celebrates an anniversary with a trip to the spa.

Sam Shepard brings his personal horse to the set of “The Right Stuff.”

Sarah Lee Nakintu fears her dream of education has been betrayed

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The Moth Podcast
Facing the Music: Stories about Coming to Terms

--- 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 8/9/22 ---

In this episode, four storytellers square up to the truth. This hour 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. 

EJR David breaks a decades long silence
Mary Furlong Coomer prepares for her first communion. 
Karen Kibaara learns the meaning of invincible.
Colin Channer stages a perfect heist.


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The Moth Podcast
The Kindness of Strangers

In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday gift exchange is botched; and a nurse in a fertility clinic secretly blesses hopeful couples. Those stories and more. 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.

Laura Zimmermann loses herself...and her stuff in Portugal.

David Cole does all that he can to return to sender.

Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport. 

Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope.

Lozirah Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child.

Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him. 

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The Moth Podcast
In Control, Or Not

In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) 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.

Dame Wilburn fakes her college graduation to avoid her mother's wrath.
Gabriel Woods Lamanuzzi tries to wrangle a room of 2nd graders. 
Tod Kelly gets carried away and confronts a bad driver.
Nimisha Ladva appreciates her father's calm command in troubling times.

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