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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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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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The Moth Podcast
Everything's Bigger in Texas

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 7/2/20. ---

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

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 6/16/20. ---

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

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

In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to be a member of The Honor Guard, a mourning woman looks for solace in swing dancing, a computer hacker messes with the algorithms of OKCupid. 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.

Carol Leifer is put in a panic when her "signature scent" is discontinued. 

Adrian Estrada, an Air Force veteran, describes what it's like to be a member of The Honor Guard.

Vicki Juditz seeks distraction but finds so much more in a swing dancing community.

Chris McKinlay uses his computing skills to hack into the dating site, OkCupid.

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Heroes, Icons & Superstars

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In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols, storytellers encountering the very people they've always wanted to meet. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Valerie Walker has a chance encounter with a life long idol.

Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman makes music with a country music icon.

Danny Artese gets not only a signature but a mentor when he attends a book signing.

Elyse McInerney learns her hero may be a lot closer to her than she realized.

Bassist Christian McBride gets a chance to play with a Jazz legend.

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Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop

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A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father.

Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination.

Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation.

Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert.

Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.

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Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

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A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Jenny Allen is diagnosed with cancer and is forced to make a decision when she starts chemotherapy.

Danyel Smith is confronted by a musician who didn't like an article she wrote for Vibe Magazine.

Stephanie Peirolo fights with an insurance company while her son is in a coma. 

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When We Were Young

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In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. 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.

Sarfraz Manzoor discovers life lessons in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.

Oanh Ngo Usadi and her family arrive in Texas from Vietnam with high hopes and an American Dream.

Max García Conover finds faith in an unexpected place.

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Truth and Power: Global Stories of Women

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In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is 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.

95 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin squares off with an intruder.

Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself. 

Timothy Bell discovers that there are more layers to his mother than meets the eye. 

Musih Tedji Xaviere attempts to get her first novel published. 

Nya Abernathy discovers who gets lied to the most: pregnant women!

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Live in Portland, Maine

A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman learns to stop blaming herself years after an accident, and an astronaut prepares for his next shuttle mission after the loss of the Challenger.

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It's The Little Things

In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a question mark. 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.

Beverley Elliott writes a song about a yellow dress, despite not owning one.

Lee Thomas is a newscaster with vitiligo.

Matthew McGough becomes a Yankee batboy.

Reilly Horan considers her relationship to clothing and to her identity.

Camille Woods seeks a small bit of comfort after the death of her son.

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