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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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Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo

A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist commutes to war torn countries for work, and a comedian confronts a heckler.

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Doctors, Saints, and Secrets

In this hour, a young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native country. 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.

Dr. George Lombardi is sent overseas to save the life of the most famous nun of all time.
 
Bliss Broyard learns the hidden facts about her father’s heritage just before he dies.
 
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the way his grandmother, and his native culture in India, embraced the end of life. 

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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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Crime and Forgiveness (Re-aired 12/31)

A retired felon remembers when he first enrolled in pickpocket school, a Mormon virgin gives us an episode of No-Sex in the City, and the victim of a random stabbing has his day in court.

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Cancer, Crime and Crypts

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
 
Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
 
Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.

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Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

All of the storytellers in this hour are New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute. A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own relationship to food, a young man dreams of an iron roof for his family, a pragmatic idealist learns to really listen to her friend, and a marine expert tries to bring fish back to Bali.

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Parties, Plans, and Police

A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Lieutenant father at the police station.

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Virginity, Fidelity and Fertility

World renowned conservationist and field biologist Alan Rabinowitz ("Man and Beast", MRH episode 902) makes a life-changing friendship while studying the Taron tribe of the Himalayas; a woman describes how her father’s risky entrepreneurial endeavors kept her close-knit Southern family in flux; and a woman raised as a Mormon is terrified that her parents will disown her when she confesses that she has left the faith.

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Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Ravioli and The Monk

Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down and out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and New York writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend.

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Amputation, Al Gore and Heroin

A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make Al Gore funny"), and a young art student battles her demons in the pursuit of love. Hosted by the founder of The Moth, George Dawes Green.

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Boy Soldier, Quarterback, Pick Up Lines, and Peaches

A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret; a boy from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier; a teenage girl discovers how to control her errant parrot; and a construction worker discovers the up-side of his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence.

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Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin

A special show featuring stories from Australia. A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community, a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey and a famous Australian actor is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her on the beach in her "bathers".

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Live in Dublin

A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Lynn Ferguson, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A comedian must convince a court that a joke he told was funny, a shop worker in Ireland helps bring attention to South African apartheid, a young man stands up to his bullies with help from his mom, and a man faces the death penalty for a crime he did not commit. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Colm O'Regan tells an offensive joke and realizes that sometimes in David v. Goliath situations, David is just being a jerk.

Karen Gearon, with her fellow shopworkers at the Dunnes Stores, goes on strike and sparks international interest in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.

Daryl McCormack was bullied growing up in Ireland because of the color of his skin.

Peter Pringle fights to get a death sentence overturned.

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Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers

A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed.

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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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Mothers, Virgins, and Rifles

A hair stylist recalls accompanying his father on hunting expeditions in Alabama, a young journalist carefully sets the stage to make her first time memorable, and best-selling novelist Walter Mosley cares for his ailing mother.

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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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Rattlesnakes, Wedding Rings, and Rescue Missions

A blind man goes on an adventure to test his senses, a woman navigates the dos and don’ts of widowhood, and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives.

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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.

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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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