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“He said, 'do you know what happened in that apartment?' I felt my blood go absolutely cold... He said, 'Well I'll tell you but you have to promise not to Google it.'”

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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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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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Bearing Witness

In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. 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.

Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. 

Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas.

D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned.

Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space.

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Don’t Stop the Music

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. 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.

David Montgomery gets immersed in Spice World.

Cal Street describes her time as part of The Velvelettes.

Dawn Smith grows up in a cult that forbids music.

Jin Au-Yeung's lyricism connects him to Barack Obama.

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Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary

True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality TV show, a speechwriter has an explosive showdown with Bill Clinton, a woman flies cross country to help the aging father she hasn't seen in 18 years, and a father's courage is put to the test in his own home. 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.

Diana Spechler doesn’t want her boyfriend to find his bride on television.

Mark Katz writes a speech for Bill Clinton that hinges upon an egg timer.

Tamara Jenkins cares for her ailing, estranged father.
 
David Ullendorf is terrorized during a burglary.

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Hearing Voices

In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. 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.

Stanley Alpert relies on his hearing when he is kidnapped.

Faith Ekienabor finds a brand new way to her college class.

T Dixon discovers the power of her own voice.

Anna Schuleit builds an unconventional instrument.

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Knowing How and When to Fight

In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. 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.

Hillary Boone and her mother scheme to save Vermont from hate.

Maria Hodermarska fights for services for her son.

Ed Mabaya finds himself in danger while visiting his girlfriend.

Brad Lawrence and his sister work their mom's last nerve with their brawling.

Angela Lush struggles to speak up.

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Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge

A family reunites around a hospital bed, a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson, a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos, and a bullied teen plots revenge. 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

James Braly’s dysfunctional family gathers around his sister’s deathbed.

Micaela Blei discovers an underground Lego cartel in her elementary school.

Aaron Wolf says goodbye to his wise grandmother.

Ernesto Quinonez is tired of being bullied and seeks revenge.

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Love, Serve, and Protect

In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. 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.

Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer.

Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system.

Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song.

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Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves

Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a ‘Hollywood’ style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet.

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Guts! Courage.

In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. 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. 

AJ Jacobs gets an unwanted modeling gig.

Aleathia Brown makes a bold aesthetic change.

Kwong Yue Yang tries to muster the courage to meet his idol.

Nisha Coleman responds to a threat.

Leonard Lee Smith struggles to survive his first California Christmas.

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Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.

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Two Weddings and a Prison Break

Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves.

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Second Chances

In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. 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.

Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril.

Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day.

Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.

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Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy

A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment; a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl; and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt.

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Hope and Glory

In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. 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.

Jill Morgenthaler battles to earn the respect of her fellow soldiers.

Dylan Park finds hope in the chaos of war.

Franny Civitano anxiously awaits her brother’s return from deployment in Afghanistan.

Jerry Neal describes a bird’s eye view of the English Channel on D Day.

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Deer Meat, Dance Moves and Motherhood

A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.  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. 

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Motherlove, Money and War

Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what soldiers experience, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and a problem gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds just one last time. 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.

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Something Borrowed, Something New

In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him.

Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding.

Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce.

Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.

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