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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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Three Chefs and a Meal

A special hour all about food. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners.

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Moth GrandSLAMs: Life and Death

In this episode of The Moth Radio Hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy.

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London Calling – with Crossfire, and a Vampire

Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold truth on live television and Christina Lamb talks about her double life as a mother and a war correspondent.

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Sewing, Singing, Suits, and Cemeteries

An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a young woman discovers the beauty in the hometown she’d left behind years before. 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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Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights.

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Holiday Special 2015: Sing Sing, Ornaments, Car Accidents, Curses

A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for Hanukkah, a daughter honors her mother's last Christmas wish, a guard works New Year's Eve at Sing Sing prison, and the holiday spirit fills an emergency room. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Tricia Rose Burt tries to reunite her family with Christmas ornaments.

Matthew Dicks has just finished Christmas shopping for all his friends when he gets in a near fatal car accident.

Alexandra Rosas gives her son one last gift from his grandmother.

Ted Conover, a writer working undercover as a corrections officer, witnesses New Year's Eve at Sing Sing prison.

Amy Klein is 38 and single and is told by a Rabbi in Jerusalem that she'll meet her husband by Hanukkah.

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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.

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The Moth StorySLAM

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City.

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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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Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups

A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’, a Texas romance is thwarted by religion, and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age--at gunpoint. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and Moth Radio Hour producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Tricia Coburn attends Miss Macy’s Charm School and eventually lands a modeling gig.

Sara Bird finds solace from heartbreak as a librarian at the LBJ LIbrary. 

John Lincoln is robbed twice while working the front desk of a hotel.


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Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and a Hotdog

A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm.

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Hand Transplant, DNA and a Backwards Heart

An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence.

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Disney, Racecars, and Red Sox

A comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disney World; two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse; the child of two hoarders digs herself out and a young man doesn't let his lack of eyesight restrict his mobility.

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Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers

A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother; a door-to-door bible salesman, circa 1953, shares sales tactics; an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave; and a little boy gets through a hospital stay by pretending he’s a superhero.

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Texas Hold ‘Em, Kin, and Cloistered Nuns

Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young woman is about to give birth just as her grandfather is dying, and a Holocaust survivor describes hiding with cloistered nuns as a little girl during World War 2.

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Red Sox, Jerusalem, and Coming Home

A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homeless shelter, a newly divorced mother is evicted from her home, and a young writer moves to Jerusalem with the hope that peace will break out.

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Live From Boston

A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family.

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Boyhood

A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher's kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. 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.

Ishmael Beah comes to New York as a teenager after years of fighting as a child soldier in Sierra Leone and gets a second chance at childhood.

Wilson Portorreal runs into traffic to save Hershey, the family dog.

Christian Garland steals money from his grandfather to buy sneakers and has to work to regain his trust.

Neil Gaiman becomes a proud hockey dad and learns how proud his own dad is of him. 

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Astronauts, Family Trees and Drips

A special live event from Cooper Union, Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad; astronaut Michael Massimo details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope; and a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor.

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Dog Mother, Tour Guide, and Milli Vanilli

A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, and one half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli tells his side of the story. 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.

Sara Barron learns to share custody of a dog with her husband's ex-girlfriend.

Falen Johnson confronts racism and her own biases while taking a tour group through “Invisible Toronto.”

Catherine Palmer takes her young sons on a work trip where they learn some inappropriate toasts, which they repeat at church. 

Fabrice Morvan shares his memories of the rise and fall of Milli Vanilli.

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