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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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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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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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