The Moth Library - Meg Ferrill

“We had casually talked about kids like how we casually talked about going to Greece or taking the dog to the groomer... neither of which we’ve done.”

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Check out our library of broadcast stories... From the most recently released stories to the first ones ever aired.

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DNA Doesn’t Lie

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In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - closing geographical and temporal distance between past and present. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Meg Ferrill struggles with her fears of becoming a parent while shopping for sperm.

Anaïs Bordier makes a surprising connection via social media.

Trina Robinson, while researching online, discovers a shocking family history.

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Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

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Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Confrontations

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In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. This hour 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.

After finally accepting his sexuality, Pádraig Ó'Tuama uses language to heal rather than harm.

Tricia Rose Burt attempts to break the strictures of her Southern upbringing.

Arn Chorn-Pond uses his musical gift to survive the Khmer Rouge.

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The Moth at the World Science Festival

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A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research.

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Shipwrecks & Complicated Mothers

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A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. 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.

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Identity

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In this hour, discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman. Stories of finding and being true to oneself. This hour 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.

Window-dresser Simon Doonan suffers from a lack of credibility.

Lichelli Lazar-Lea returns to her roots to find her father, and herself.

Paul Davis struggles to reconcile his dreams of being an artist with his day job as a party clown.

Michelle Ephraim has an unexpected run-in with an ex's mother.

Francois Clemmons gets a role on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood but loses part of himself in the process.

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Milton, Mary Kay and Dognapping

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An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem, filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father, and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton.

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Letting Go

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In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. 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.

Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness.

Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage.

Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.

Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran.

Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction. 

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Live in Boston

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A special live edition of The Moth in Boston, hosted by Steve Burns. A teenage boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive details his descent into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape in order to attend a birthday party.

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Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK

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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns hosts.

Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children.

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Food, Glorious Food

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In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. 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.

Ritija Gupta follows her grandmother's recommended all-yellow diet in the name of love.

Mercy Lung'aho leads an experiment with beans, designed to combat anemia.

Dihan Hossain dreams of tasting New York City pizza.

Joan Juliet Buck's uncle loses a suitcase of smoked salmon -- and a family member.

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Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature

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A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes.

Jillian Lauren found a new family when adopting a son from Ethiopia.

Etgar Keret was an Israeli soldier who discovered the power of writing after losing a friend. 

Carl Pillitteri experienced an earthquake from inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor.

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All The World's A Stage

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In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour is 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.

Notoriously quiet magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) discovers his love of magic.

Musician Gaelynn Lea describes life on the road with a disability.

Daniel Sperling attends Shabbat services while deployed in Iraq.

Carmen Aguirre is a member of the underground resistance in Chile during Pinochet's regime.

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Live From the World Science Festival

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A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Massimino must take to swimming before he can take off to outer space.

George Church tests his own strength of will as a human-gineau pig for science.

Sylvia Earle explores the ocean's depths as a pioneering aquanaut.

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A Brave Front

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In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Les Strayhorn heeds his father's advice.

District Fire Chief Michael McNamee confronts his worst fear.

Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.

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Ghosts, Angels and Motorcycle Rides

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The top editor of French "Vogue" rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet.

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Not for the Faint of Heart

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Sudhesh Dahad deals with the aftermath of a near-death experience.In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Jessica Pan attempts to cure her social anxiety.

Nick Revell takes a nerve wracking drive down a British motorway.

Single mom, Katie Houghton-Ward, fears for her family's safety.

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Bible Bucks, Meatballs, and OCD

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Tales from The Moth StorySLAMs: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom, "Bible bucks" at Sunday school, a corporate speech writer, an alpha big brother, an imaginary last meal, the Bad News Bears of high school basketball, and the need for romantic de-cluttering.

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Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

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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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The Ties That Bind

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In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bonds of family provide. 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.

Sharif El-Mekki wants to follow in the footsteps of his Black Panther father.

NeShaune Lasley receives unwanted encouragement from her father.

Rebecca Barry frets over her mother's health.

Caitlin McNaughton's feminist parents don't want to get her a Barbie.

Warren Holleman must unlearn his family's lessons when he has a baby.

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