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The Moth Podcast
Life's a Mystery

--- 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 9/14 ---

This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journalist undercover in North Korea, and more. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

A shady apartment deal has Michele Castellano channeling her inner Nancy Drew.
The child of a working mom, Alexandra Rosas struggles with saying goodbye.
As a kid, Annie Share wonders about the mysterious, magical tree in her backyard.
One very special penny has the potential to change the lives of Adam Bottner and his son. 
Suki Kim is a journalist who risks her life posing as a teacher in an elite North Korean school.


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The Moth Podcast
Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/30/21


Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New York City to a lonely road in West Virginia, these stories go places you won't see coming. This episode is hosted by regular Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Late Night

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/17/21

Join The Moth Radio Hour for a night out -- with this week’s stories of late night adventures or, should we say, misadventures. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Pleasantly Surprised

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 date of upload to podcast feed 8/3/21


This week The Moth Radio Hour is proud to present to you stories full of pleasant surprises. From unexpected friends, to the Civil Rights Movement, and a love story over 60 years in the making. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
The Love Hurts SLAM

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 date of upload to podcast feed 7/20/21.


A special Moth Radio Hour with stories originating from our annual "Love Hurts" StorySLAM. Love lost, love found, unwanted spotlights and the family we choose. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
Pride 2021

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 date of upload to podcast feed 7/6/21.


A special Moth Radio Hour in celebration of PRIDE! Stories of first kisses, drag queens, and coming out -- to others and to oneself. 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.

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The Moth Podcast
Hear Me Roar

--- 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 6/15/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of female strength. Mothers you don't mess with and women, who stick to their guns (and goals). 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.

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The Moth Podcast
To Thine Own Self Be True

--- 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 6/1/2021 ---

In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate means of self-expression, and the pub that serves as a home for a band of experimental musicians. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

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The Moth Podcast
Brand New YOU

--- 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 5/18/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of starting fresh. Unexpected opportunities, budding relationships, your next home, and a new take. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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The Moth Podcast
Saving Graces

--- 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 4/27/2021---

In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

A young Hope Iyiewuare rebels against his family's chore rotation.
Onnesha Roychoudhuri takes a stand on the subway.
Gregory Brady finds himself unprepared for a triathlon.
Charlotte Cline and her boundary-resistant family navigate a loss.
Wang Ping starts a banned book club during the Cultural Revolution in China. 

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The Moth Podcast
The Future Looks Bright

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and via The Moth Player. It will be published on  iTunesSpotifyRadioPublicRSS on 4/13/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

Katya Duft goes camping for her 15th birthday.
Aditya Dakshinamourtay learns a lesson about negotiating.
Brenda Williams finds meaning in a set of pots and pans.
Alistair Bane finds a kindred spirit in his horse, Bo. 
Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail.
Jason Schommer has a chance encounter in a grocery story.


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The Moth Podcast
Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

--- 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 4/6/2020 ---


A record breaking adventurer sets his sights 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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The Moth Podcast
Help Me

--- 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 3/30/2021 ---

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. 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.

Cherie gets a hug from an unexpected person in an unexpected place.

Jon Lehre finds a purpose in Relay for Life.

Angie Chatman begins knitting for charity.

Carla Katz defends a classmate, to her own detriment.

Padma Lakshmi has an accident on the way home from the hospital that gives her a giant scar on her arm. 

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The Moth Podcast
Cancer, Crime, and Crypts

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses
that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes
the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker
deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior
Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and
Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.   

Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.   

Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.

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The Moth Podcast
The Big Reveal

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In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... 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.

Linda King makes a grave mistake at a wake.

Aisha Rodriguez has always felt like one of the guys, until she has a reckoning with her sense of safety.

Meredith Morrison gets a coveted role in the school play much to her chagrin.

Betty Reid Soskin, a Black woman, and her family try to adjust when move to an all-white neighborhood in the 1960s.

Jayson Nuñez gets the bike he always wanted.

Jitesh Jaggi helps bring breakdancing to the streets of Mumbai. 

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The Moth Podcast
Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun

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An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an
inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal
tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway
persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. 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.

A. E. Hotchner lets Ernest Hemmingway talk him into dressing like a matador to face a bull in Spain.

Kemp Powers is only 14 when he learns that playing with a loaded gun can have devastating consequences.

Joyce Maynard is seduced by an inmate with extraordinary letter-writing skills.


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Caught Off Guard

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In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. 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.

Aaron Pang describes a painful commute on San Francisco’s BART

Joel Brady and his wife have a “date night” at the Neville Island Roller Drome.

Michelle Robertson and her sister are constantly in competition. 

Patience Murray experiences an unthinkable act of violence firsthand.

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The Moth Podcast
Women in the World

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. 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.

Katie Smith struggles to survive in an abusive home.

Catherine Palmer suffers a computer failure while working on her Phd.

Cal Wilson is inspired by her five year old son to  take swimming lessons.

Liz Allen is a kid when her house burns down.

Kusum Thapa is a doctor in Nepal who advocates for victims of sexual abuse.

Beverly Engelman is a fiercely independent octogenarian who needs help from her neighbors after a stroke.

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The Moth Podcast
In Service Of

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In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Stacey Curry and her boyfriend end up being a perfect match, in more ways than one.

Having grown up ashamed of her voice, Kristin Huang is reluctant to sing.

Kayleigh Hudson attempts to cook an elaborate meal for her friends. 

Sivad Johnson decides, reluctantly, to step into the spotlight.

Mary-Claire King battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research.

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The Moth Podcast
Chess, Romance and Kathmandu

A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal, and an octogenarian makes a romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Maurice Ashley describes his development as a chess player under the tutelage of The Black Bear School of Chess.

Bokara Legendre attends the coronation of a Nepalese king in Kathmandu.

Cynthia Riggs is in her golden years when she reconnects with a coworker from her youth and a romance blooms.

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