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The Moth Podcast
Put to the Test

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 9/29/20 ---

In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. 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.

Living on the 44th floor, Lucy Danser has to face her fear of elevators. 

Albert Fox Cahn finds unexpected motivation to turn his health crisis around. 

Quratulain Fatima grows up refusing to take no for an answer.

Tim FitzHigham takes on 10 world record holders. 

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Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

In this hour, a "spambot" takes over a man's life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman's career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. 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.

Jon Ronson's social media presence is highjacked. 

Maureen Freeman decides to ease up on a life dictated by rules, if only for a night.

Sitawa Wafula's love for her career is derailed by her health.

Elna Baker attempts to date outside her religion.

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Live from Boston

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A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Sofija Stefanovic is a  journalist investigating internet scams who forms a special relationship with someone online.
Tara Clancy runs into some complications when she and her wife decide to have a second baby.
Paul Munafo needs a new liver when he receives a midnight call from the hospital.
Salman Ahmad came upon some serious roadblocks on the road to becoming a rock musician.

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The Games We Play

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In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. 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.

Joey Garfield is invited to play with the cool kids. 

Tod Kelly seeks justice for a decades-old prank.

Romy Negrin and her Latin Club compete in the highest division.

Tahmin Ullah risks her relationship with her mom when she takes up running. 

Abhishek Shah hatches a plan to win over his fiancée's family.

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Changes of Heart

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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.

Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script.

Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur.

Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

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People, Problems, Places

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child's hair is shaved to save her life. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Ray Christian struggles to realize his dream of graduating from law school.

Alyssa Ladd is embarrassed to run into familiar faces while working at a Michaels craft store.

Nestor Gomez is stuck driving an unruly Uber passenger during rush hour.

Steven Carr is given a photo collage from his mother of he and his "friend."

Melanie Kostrezwa learns her daughter must undergo a craniotomy.

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Regrets, I’ve Had a Few

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In this hour stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no regrets attached! 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.

Alfonso Lacayo gets a bad haircut.

Noreen King's fib goes too far.

David Watson Mwabila questions his culture's perception of disability.

Megan McNally makes an assumption about her grandmother. 

Nadia Hakim remembers her last time in Iran. 

Robert Hallett gets a call from NASA.

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Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin

In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. 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.

Cole Kazdin dreams of forgetting her past.

Simon Bill's love for antique swords proves useful.

Chenjerai Kumanyika becomes a hip hop star.

James Shuter finds himself in Germany near the Cold War's end. 

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Rooted in the Past

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In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

After a trip to Senegal's Door of No Return, Hannah Drake tries to piece together a family history obliterated by slavery.  

Craig Mangum explores his relationship to Mormonism and its sacred garments. 

Luanne Sims has to grow up fast when she gets her first real job.

Dan Ariely is called upon to help a fellow burn survivor. 

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Live at Town Hall, New York

A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC: A true fashionista auditions for a role; a tough-guy father takes a hard look at his sensitive son; and an expectant mother gets unsettling news about her unborn child.

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Play it Again, SLAM

In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks or a second chance. Standing out or fading away, chance encounters, and the importance of food. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Gabby Shea wants to impress her boyfriend's family with her macaroni and cheese.

Jon Novick reveals what his every day existence is like as a Little Person in New York City.

Annie Tan has trouble connecting with her father across a language barrier and physical distance.

Carl Banks draws upon his past to help a desperate young man on a bridge.

Anoush Froundijian is cast in a bit part in the Armenian version of Beauty and the Beast.

Wendy Paige encounters a racist classmate in her new school.

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Everything's Bigger in Texas

In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Alyssa Ladd attempts to be the "best Christian" at her Evangelical summer camp.

Chris Gorman adopts a dog that's been marked "unwanted."

At 12 years old, Robert Holguin infiltrates a NASA press conference. 

Christopher Scott's life is changed forever when he answers a friend’s call for help.

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Mismatch, Marriage, and a Marathon

An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal distracts himself from the pain of his divorce by running a marathon.

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Voicing Tough Truths

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In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the face of the patriarchy, during a shocking encounter, and to pass on knowledge. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

David Litt channels his alter ego, "Lips," while working as a presidential speechwriter.

Nimisha Ladva sees the subtle ways her mother defies the patriarchal structure of her extended family.

Alexis Barton learns nothing good happens after midnight.

Sharon Salzberg's meditation teacher encourages her to use her voice and past experience to help others

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A Nobel Path

A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. 

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How You See Me

In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Enrique García Naranjo is stopped by border patrol.

Aydrea Walden realizes her classmates see her differently.

Miles Crabtree tries out for his school's production of "How the West Was Won."

Kimberly Rose sees herself disappearing in her marriage.

Jessi Klein lands what she thinks is her dream job.

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Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase

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A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to celebrate student stories of first kisses, culture shock, finding a niche, and baking apple cake. This hour is hosted by Moth Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, with additional hosting by Moth Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Isobel Connelly grows up feeling like the stupid girl.

Saya Shamdasani feels caught between two cultures.

David Lepelstat is nervous about his first kiss.

Luna Azcurrain and her grandfather create a Thanksgiving tradition.

Beth Gebresilasie tries to protect herself from her family's constant moving.

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All About Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

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A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. 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.

Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one.

Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert.

Constance Mudenda is a healthcare worker with a health scare of her own.

Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother.

Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own.

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Skin Tight Genes

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In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.

Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.

Beth Bucher makes a hard decision to protect her health.

When applying for a green card, Paul Nurse discovers a family secret.

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Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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.

Angela Dohrmann goes whole-hog during a Wendy's giveaway. 

Lobsterman Jason Lemos fights for survival in the frigid Atlantic.

Zellia Enjoli Tatiana learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent. 

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