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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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Snakes, Electric Shocks, and Afghanistan

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A squeamish writer is sent on an assignment to locate enormous poisonous snakes; a hippie kid seeks the approval of his conservative father; and two child refugees from Afghanistan arrive in America without their parents.

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Southern Nights

A young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy and a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Edgar Oliver falls from grace at a military academy. 

Sheri Holman learns secrets about her Southern Gothic aunts.

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Flight Attendant, Refugee, and a Preacher

A flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of gas, a young preacher in 1960s Texas ends up in a pool hall.

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Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. 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.

Sandra Kimokoti feels conflicted over her physical strength.

Wanjiru Kibera goes off the path in the Kenyan wilderness.

Gabrielle Shelton tries to find work as a welder.

Catherine Smyka and her male friend have the same taste in women.

Christal Brown finds a connection to her father through dance

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The Rest is History

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. 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.

Musician Frank Almond makes a historic discovery.

Sivad Johnson takes us behind the scenes of the Detroit Fire Department.

Henny Lewin, a young Jewish girl, is smuggled out of a Lithuanian ghetto during WWII.

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Immigration Nation

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In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. 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.

Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television.

Anagha Mahajan has a biking accident and ends up in the ER.

Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin is an ER doctor with a critically ill patient.

Zahra Noorbakhsh had not met her extended family back in Iran.

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Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace.

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Other People’s Shoes

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. 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.

Val Rigodon attempts to become a ballerina.

Lincoln Bonner has an unlikely childhood companion.

James Braly and his wife finally agree on something.

Robert Sherer tries to distract his grandmother.

Brian Belovitch is welcomed by the Rhode Island drag community.

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A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse

A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student; a teenager has a life changing experience during an internship at a hospital; and an experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life. 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.

Richard Price bonds with his pro-wrestling-loving grandmother in 1955.

Rickie Johnson gets a letter from his long last daughter while in prison.

Tim King forms a strong bond with a student who changes his life.

Merlixse Ventura is an intern on a pediatric oncology unit.

Lydia Velez encounters a patient’s unusual wound.

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Occasional Magic

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. 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.

Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith.

Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard.

Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive.

Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.

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Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs and the Imam

In this hour, a 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant, a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill, a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules, and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department. 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.

Carly Johnstone decides that an open adoption is the best choice for her baby.

Sam S Mullins is challenged to make a tinfoil dinosaur at a chain restaurant.

Steve Zimmer tries to make up for forgotten homework in first grade.

Imam Khalid Latiff details his experiences as a student at New York University on September 11.

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In Famiglia

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). Hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Kay Elmsley Weeden and her siblings have adventures on the Wisconsin River.

Marjace Miles searches for meaning amidst an unexpected pregnancy.

Bob Baril gets a once in a lifetime experience with his son.

Jahvannia Darling keeps a secret from her mother.

Qing Zhao must choose between love and her career.

Carmen Putnam experiences the hope of a new pregnancy while mourning her stillborn child.

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Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears. Hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Matthew Diffee decides to become a cartoonist.

Ijeoma Oluo realizes that a school teacher was trying to be charitable.

Tara Clancy lives a dual lifestyle growing up in Queens and The Hamptons.

Nancy Finton narrowly escapes an attacker.

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Live on Martha’s Vineyard

A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother decides to monitor her teenager’s internet use, a preacher’s husband feels the love of the community, and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Hosted by Adam Gopnik and Moth Radio Hour producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Jenny Allen sees a disturbing image on her teenage daughter’s computer.

Bill Eville feels the support of his community through his wife’s cancer.

Buddy Vanderhoop goes on a fishing trip from hell.

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