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The Moth Podcast
Young Adults Extras

In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Muthoni Garland sneaks out to see a band.

Joann Kielar is followed on her way home from work.

Moses Storm is the subject of a high school senior project.

Laura Gilbert troubleshoots the code of love.

Diamante Ortiz brings a vibrant change to her look and life.

Christine Gentry has boy-troubles, thanks to her father.

Javier Morillo faces some ugly memories while preparing for his 30th high school reunion.

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    Like Cats and Dogs Extras

    In this hour, it's raining cats and dogs! (And a few snakes as well.) Reluctant pet owners, canine companionship, and an elderly cat named Rita. This episode is hosted by Moth storyteller Alistair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Catherine Palmer applies city girl solutions to country problems.
    Jitesh Jaggi has a long and storied history with canines. 
    Beth Bradley's family gets a dog, to her father's chagrin. 
    Lisa Schuldt goes for a wintry walk with her dog.
    Katie Vaca does not care for cat love.
    Patrick Cleary learns to be dangerous from a declawed, aging cat.
    Linda Torres is reunited with her dog after a tour in Afghanistan


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    You Say Goodbye extras

    In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This hour is funded by Home Advisor.

    Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

    Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love.

    Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time.

    Michael Such plans for his last moment.

    Airdate: 7/17/2018

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    25 Years of Stories: Love and Art Extras

    This week, we play a story about motherhood from Joyce Maynard. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell.

    Storyteller: Joyce Maynard

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    P. Diddy, Traditional Tattoos, and Biking in Yemen Extras

    In this hour, stories of curiosity and the unfamiliar: sharing food, the art of tattoo, rebellion on wheels, and Puff Daddy. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Mercia Tapping experiences a clash between her British upbringing and US food culture. 

    Serious journalist Michael Specter has a wild night in Paris with Puff Daddy.

    Marjorie Tahbone reconnects to her culture and her ancestors.

    Bushra Al-Fusail begins a Yemeni revolution on two wheels. 

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    Live from New York City Extras

    In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Micaela Blei leads a group of students down the treacherous Oregon Trail.

    CJ Hunt tests his bravery during an apartment confrontation.

    Nathan Englander causes a dust-up at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

    Barbara Bowie finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

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    Facing Off and Facing Up Extras

    In this episode, five storytellers work up the courage to face and battle fear and doubt. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Harjas Singh seeks the answer to a haunting question. 

    Antoinette-Marie Williams inherits her family's love of games and shows up on the world stage. 

    Rachel Cain worries she may have taken things too far. 

    Eddy Laughter discovers parts of her identity in an unlikely location.

    Michael Donovan runs into a "small" problem on the job.


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    25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago

    This week, we take a look back at our Detroit and Chicago StorySLAMs, and play two of our favorite stories from those events. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

    Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift.

    Jeni De La O remembers her grandmother.

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    Facing the Music: Stories about Coming to Terms Extras

    In this episode, four storytellers square up to the truth. 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.

    EJR David breaks a decades long silence
    Mary Furlong Coomer prepares for her first communion. 
    Karen Kibaara learns the meaning of invincible.
    Colin Channer stages a perfect heist.

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    The Kindness of Strangers Extras

    In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday gift exchange is botched; and a nurse in a fertility clinic secretly blesses hopeful couples. Those stories and more. 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.

    Laura Zimmermann loses herself . . . and her stuff in Portugal.
    David Cole does all that he can to return to sender.
    Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport. 
    Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope.
    Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child.
    Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him. 


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    In Control, Or Not

    In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Dame Wilburn fakes her college graduation to avoid her mother's wrath.
    Gabriel Woods Lamanuzzi tries to wrangle a room of 2nd graders. 
    Tod Kelly gets carried away and confronts a bad driver.
    Nimisha Ladva appreciates her father's calm command in troubling times.

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    Surviving Being Human Extras

    In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Cynthia Shelby Lane sets her sights on a job that’s out of this world.

    Lemn Sissay attempts to uncover a hidden past.

    Natasha Guynes desperately tries to hide her past from co-workers on The Hill. 

    Matt Brown confronts his insecurities in an unconventional way.

    Daniel Turpin deals with the aftermath of a split second decision.

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    Growing Pains

    In this episode, the trials and tribulations of growing up. Jealousy, loss, secrets, and finding one's place in the world. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Jennifer Lubin competes for her mother's affection with an unlikely foe. 
    Anne Stuart spends her summer break delivering the news as the switchboard operator at her local paper.
    After hitting a baseball for the first time, 10 year old Stephen Ferrell hopes for another miracle. 
    Esther Ngumbi's mother catches her in a lie.
    Ernesto Quiñonez tries to encourage his 9-year-old daughter to be his traveling companion to Graceland.


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    Inner Compass Extras

    In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Phyllis Bowdwin takes on a silent assailant.

    Sue Steinacher fights USSR bureaucracy with dog-diplomacy.

    Gautam Narula is a teen when he bonds with a unique friend on death row.

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    Punks, Blessings, Burlesque and Lotus Flowers Extras

    In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode 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.

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    Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops Extras

    In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. 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.

    David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father.

    Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter. 

    Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns. 

    Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example. 

    Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.   

    Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.

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    Something Borrowed, Something New Extras

    In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him.

    Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding.

    Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce.

    Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.

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    Bodily Autonomy Extras

    This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

    Storytellers:

    Robin Utz

    Jill Chenault

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    Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary Extras

    A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter-century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. 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.

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    Squeaky Wheels Extras

    In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences.

    Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history.

    Morley McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City.

    Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.

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