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The Moth Podcast
Live from Dayton

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A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Sara Rabidoux-Kelsey has a unique living arrangement with her ex.

Dame Wilburn has a startling encounter with Darth Vader.

16 and pregnant, Jackie Andrews must find a way out of financial hardship.

Anthony Brinkley finds his perspective changed after being the victim of a racially-motivated attack.

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The Moth Podcast
Veterans Day Special 2014

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special hour is hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Scotti finds new meaning after returning from active duty in the Middle East.

Dawn Seymour becomes part of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), training young men stateside to enter WWII overseas.

Bill Krieger tucks his daughter in at night before being deployed to Iraq. 

William Cole serves as a radio operator in the 93rd Infantry Division, a segregated unit, in the South Pacific.

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The Moth Podcast
Past Tense, Future Perfect

In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and guilt. 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.

Julie Pryor is tasked with driving on the [infamously] dangerous Alaskan Haul Road.

A pregnant Madeleine Berenson endures harassment and discrimination from her employer.

Michael Fischer risks his life for a bag of pretzels.

Carol Seppilu finds a unique way to brave her depression. 

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The Moth Podcast
Facing The Dark

This episode is currently available on your local radio station and on PRX.

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black out of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Kate Braestrup attempts to bring a moment of peace to a difficult crime scene.

John Turturro ponders his future with an aging mother and dependent brother.

Daniela Schiller gets a new understanding of her father’s past while studying memory.

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Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins

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This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Ben Lillie, Josh Broder

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I See You

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In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. 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.

Rae Wynn-Grant's perspective on America shifts while studying wildlife in Africa.

Angelica Lindsey-Ali makes Hajj while 8 months pregnant.

Grace Topinka joins a new friend for spa day.

Zakiya Minifee is determined to not be "that American" during a trip abroad.

Josh Holland meets his birth mother at 39.

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The Moth Podcast
Fear Factor

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In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. This hour 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.

Zaena Tessema's mother invokes a mysterious figure to control her children.

Diane Kastiel gets unexpected and unwanted news.

Bruce Lee teaches Tito Chavez-Nguyen how to find his way in a new school.

Patricia Aro is scared that her children will ask her about death.

Chelsea Shorte is pulled over for the first time while masculine presenting.

Rufus May fears his own experience with mental health issues will keep him from being a clinical psychologist.

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The Moth Podcast
Put to the Test

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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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The Moth Podcast
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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The Moth Podcast
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 Moth Podcast
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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The Moth Podcast
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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The Moth Podcast
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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The Moth Podcast
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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