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The Moth Podcast
Cruise Control: Oscar Saavedra & Nina Slowinski Extras

This episode is all about cars - the places they take us and the memories we make along the way. 

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Oscar Saavedra, Nina Slowinski 

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Mother's Day Special

A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother's deathbed, and a man finds a mother's love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Ophira Eisenberg confronts her fertility during a crisis.

Terry Wolfisch Cole wants preferential treatment as the oldest sister.

Andy Christie sends off his mother with a melody.

Samuel Lewis Lee is looked after by a mother's love.

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Snow White and the Screaming Meemies

A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her strict mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man.

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Saving Graces

--- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and below via The Moth Player. It will be published on iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/27/2021---

In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

A young Hope Iyiewuare rebels against his family's chore rotation.
Onnesha Roychoudhuri takes a stand on the subway.
Gregory Brady finds himself unprepared for a triathlon.
Charlotte Cline and her boundary-resistant family navigate a loss.
Wang Ping starts a banned book club during the Cultural Revolution in China. 


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Right Here, Right Now: Julie Baker & Meg Lavery

This week, two stories about moments of reckoning.

This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Recording support from Tiffany Goode.

Storytellers: Julie Baker, Meg Lavery

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PTSD, Lost Art, and The Berlin Wall

 --- This episode is available on your local radio station, on PRX and via The Moth Player. It will be published on  iTunes | Spotify | RadioPublic | RSS on 4/20/2021 ---

The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall, and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. 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.

Ed Gavagan is nearly stabbed to death by a gang, then loses his job and his home while working through PTSD.
Nathan Englander is still a teenager when he heads to Europe hoping to witness the fall of Communism in East Berlin.
Ellie Lee suffers an enormous setback in the making of her documentary but gets inspired, years later, to try again. 


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Shame On You: Lizzie Peabody & Samira Sahebi Extras

This week, we're talking about one of the most powerful feelings in the world: shame; maybe it starts as a pit in your stomach when you put your foot in your mouth or washes over you like a wave when someone points out something you hoped they wouldn’t notice. Our storytellers this week show us that the only way to beat back the shame dragon is to talk about it.

Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski

Storytellers: Lizzie Peabody, Samira Sahebi

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The Future Looks Bright Radio Extras

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show

Katya Duft goes camping for her 15th birthday.

Aditya Dakshinamourtay learns a lesson about negotiating.
Brenda Williams finds meaning in a set of pots and pans.
Alistair Bane finds a kindred spirit in his horse, Bo. 
Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail.
Jason Schommer has a chance encounter in a grocery story.

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Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

A record breaking adventurer sets his sights 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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Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy Extras

On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in immeasurable ways. This episode is hosted by special guest, Jen Lue, the assistant controller here at The Moth. 

Hosted by: Jen Lue

Storytellers: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson, Michelle Murphy

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Help Me

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Cherie gets a hug from an unexpected person in an unexpected place.
Jon Lehre finds a purpose in Relay for Life.
Angie Chatman begins knitting for charity.
Carla Katz defends a classmate, to her own detriment.
Padma Lakshmi has an accident on the way home from the hospital that gives her a giant scar on her arm. 


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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 Director 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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International Women's Day 2021: Beth de Araújo Extras

This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story of resilience. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Kate Tellers. 

Storyteller: Beth de Araújo

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The Big Reveal Extras

In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Linda King makes a grave mistake at a wake.

Aisha Rodriguez has always felt like one of the guys, until she has a reckoning with her sense of safety.

Meredith Morrison gets a coveted role in the school play much to her chagrin.

Betty Reid Soskin, a Black woman, and her family try to adjust when move to an all-white neighborhood in the 1960s.

Jayson Nuñez gets the bike he always wanted.

Jitesh Jaggi helps bring breakdancing to the streets of Mumbai. 

Airdate: 3/9/2021

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Mighty extras

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. 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.

A. E. Hotchner lets Ernest Hemmingway talk him into dressing like a matador to face a bull in Spain.

Kemp Powers is only 14 when he learns that playing with a loaded gun can have devastating consequences.

Joyce Maynard is seduced by an inmate with extraordinary letter-writiing skills.

Air Date: 3/3/2021

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Caught Off Guard extras

In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Aaron Pang describes a painful commute on San Francisco’s BART

Joel Brady and his wife have a “date night” at the Neville Island Roller Drome.

Michelle Robertson and her sister are constantly in competition. 

Patience Murray experiences an unthinkable act of violence firsthand.

Airdate: 2/23/2021

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Women in the World extras

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. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Katie Smith struggles to survive in an abusive home.

Catherine Palmer suffers a computer failure while working on her Phd.

Cal Wilson is inspired by her five year old son to  take swimming lessons.

Liz Allen is a kid when her house burns down.

Kusum Thapa is a doctor in Nepal who advocates for victims of sexual abuse.

Beverly Engelman is a fiercely independent octogenarian who needs help from her neighbors after a stroke.

Airdate: 2/16/2021

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Love Hurts: Kemp Powers & Beth Bradley extras

This week, two stories of love, losing it, and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley

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In Service Of extras

In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Stacey Curry and her boyfriend end up being a perfect match, in more ways than one.

Having grown up ashamed of her voice, Kristin Huang is reluctant to sing.

Kayleigh Hudson attempts to cook an elaborate meal for her friends. 

Sivad Johnson decides, reluctantly, to step into the spotlight.

Mary-Claire King battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research.

Airdate: 2/9/2021

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Chess, Romance and Kathmandu extras

A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal, and an octogenarian makes a romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Maurice Ashley describes his development as a chess player under the tutelage of The Black Bear School of Chess.

Bokara Legendre attends the coronation of a Nepalese king in Kathmandu.

Cynthia Riggs is in her golden years when she reconnects with a coworker from her youth and a romance blooms.

Airdate: 2/2/2021

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