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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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All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

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.

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Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

A record breaking adventurer sets his sites 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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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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Live From Dublin

A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old boy enters the concentration camp Bergen Belsen.

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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.

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Zimbabwe, Camping, Goths and Grace

A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of a crime.

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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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