The Moth Library - George Dawes Green

“I stayed up all night. Mornings were torture to me.”

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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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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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Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured.

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The Moth at the World Science Festival

A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research.

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Blues Clues, Stowaways and Marital Surprises

The star of the kid's TV show Blue's Clues details his complicated relationship with fame. A 13-year-old girl from Somalia immigrates to the US and struggles to keep her troubled sister in the country. On the eve of her high school reunion, a woman copes with bombshell news: her husband thinks he might be gay.

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Tattoos and Two Southern Gothics

The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, details the fireworks when his mother learns that her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme park; a spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, GA work in tandem to create a true bohemian; and a guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's mysterious tattoo.

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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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Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature

A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes.

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Prosthetics, Boot Camp, and Heartache

Double amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power.

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A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream.

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Taxidermy, Orderlies and Spinal Tap (Re-air 11/12)

A socialite-turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection, a hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test and Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking hilarious 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap."

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Veterans Day Special 2014

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97 year old woman describes training young men for WWII combat as a WASP; a father being deployed to Iraq must find a way to explain it to his children; and a WWII soldier from Wisconsin serves with the segregated 93rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific.

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War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man (Re-air 10/28)

Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at the animal shelter; and a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her A-type personality at art school.

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Milton, Mary Kay and Dognapping (Re-Air 8/21)

An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem, filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father, and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton.

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Snowsuits, Swordfights, Swindles (Re-aired 10/7)

Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") details an epic fencing match, a wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight, a flight attendant contends with a passenger on his final flight, and a good Samaritan regrets a seemingly good deed.

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Southern Nights

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Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands (Re-aired 9/23)

Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Breasts, Burials, and Cake

After losing her mother to breast cancer, a woman must make a tough decision; an undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a kid; and a young man tries to console a friend who had her heart broken by an Elvis Impersonator. Hosted by Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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Live in Iowa City

A special live edition of The Moth at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City hosted by Peter Aguero. An activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity.

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