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Leaving, Loving & Coming Home

In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Suzi Ronson a hairdresser from Beckenham leaves it all behind to run away with a proverbial circus.

Denis Repp finds unexpected love after a painful breakup.

Jonah Lehrer describes life after a fall from grace. 

Abeny Kucha flees from violence in her village in the Sudan and finds a new home in Portland, ME.

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Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, Super Markets and Coney Island

In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Island in 1957. 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.

Danielle Ofri has a crisis of confidence while working the night-shift at Bellvue.

Isobel Connelly discovers she has a heart condition at age six.

David Newell gets a job as Mr. McFeely on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Steve Zimmer flirts with a woman while at the supermarket.

Helen Cooper spends a special birthday at Coney Island. 

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Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo

An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn't "Korean enough," and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom. 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.

Andrew Solomon flourishes in the glamour of the Metropolitan Museum.

Greg Audel discovers a different way to live during a night spent with his friend's family. 

Linda Gregory worries she isn't good enough to be accepted by her boyfriend's family.

Hilda Chazanovitz faces resistance as she tries to move her mother into a nursing home.

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Live from Boston

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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Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA

In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s man.” Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Danusia Trevino is forever changed by jury duty.
Charles Upshaw trains to walk 50 feet.
Morley McBride is asked to give up the soda she loves.
Chris Turgeon has a blind spot when it comes to his son.

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The Moth Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December

A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. 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.

Adam Ruben is at a loss when it comes to buying Christmas gifts.
Pierre Epstein is a little boy tracking the progress of his Uncle Igor's escape from Nazi-occupied France.
Ed McCarthy breaks into the house he grew up in to rescue a precious box of Christmas decorations.
Katie Fales grandfather is a rancher who was to rescue a bunch of stranded steer.
Catherine McCarthy finally admits she's homesick during Christmas in Thailand.
David Frieberg and his son are amazed by an accidental forest during a blizzard in NYC.
Denise Scheurmann has a terminally ill father but her neighbors don't forget to light her Christmas luminaries.

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Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep

In this hour, a basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Lauren Slater sees her boyfriend in a different light after a basement fire.
Colin Channer is a kid in Jamaica with a deep love for comic books.
Aubrey Edwards has her creativity nourished by two grandmothers. 
Chris Gilbert is prepared to fight for his kindergartner.

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Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof

In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our time. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Veterans Day 2016: Iraq, Aircraft Carriers & Candy

A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive father, an Iraqi man risks his life working as a translator for the armed forces. 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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GrandSLAMs Coast to Coast

In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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One Thing in Common

In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

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LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date

In this hour: All stories from Los Angeles. A 56 year old learns to Swing Dance, a woman searches for her signature scent, An Air Force Veteran remembers Honor Guard training, and a Math student “Day-ta Hacks” for a date: 

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REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus

In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist acrobats..at the height of the cold war. 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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Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party

A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by Moth Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

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Fathers and Children: Adventures, Joys, and Predicaments

This hour is dedicated to Fathers — to having a father, to being one... And to celebrating the stories that Fatherhood provokes. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

In this hour: Secrets of a speech writer in the White House, stories from Shea Stadium and the Bronx, and a first time Dad becomes an overnight celebrity when he writes a children's book -- for adults. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar

A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-home mother contemplates becoming a minister, the father of an autistic child describes his son’s perilous adventure and a woman takes in a history buff in need of shelter. This hour includes an interview with Patricia Wheeler, Michigan StorySLAM producer. Hosted by Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Live from Sydney

A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of rap music, a comic’s questionable joke makes him the most hated man in Australia, and a journalist goes undercover in North Korea. Hosted by David Crabb with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

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.

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Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

A record breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II.  Hosted by Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. 

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