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The Moth Podcast
50 Shades of Black Extras

This week, a special episode in honor of Black History Month, with stories that celebrate the diversity of the Black experience. Dye jobs, dream jobs, and swimming pools. 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.

Harold Cox brings his Texas roots--and speech patterns-- to his first Boston radio gig. 
Danyel Smith follows the music and finds a place for herself in the world of journalism.
CJ Hunt grows up trying to "adjust the thermostat" of his racial identity.
While out for a swim, Hasna Muhammad finds a kindred spirit. 


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Second Chances

In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. 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.

Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril. Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day. Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.

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Rooftops of Tehran Extras

On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson.

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Driven Extras

Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is hosted by Moth Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Guts! Courage. Extras

In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. 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.

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Taking Risks Extras

In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. 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.

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Eyewitness Extras

In this episode, stories of historical events and momentous decisions with far-reaching impacts. A teacher who pushes boundaries, a trail-blazing student, and a political prisoner in Soviet Russia. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

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All Dressed Up Extras

Don your finest duds! This week, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes -- from DIY threads to silk blouses, from a prison visiting room to a runway in France. 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.

Tween Horace Sanders creates a homemade Halloween costume.
Deepa Ambekar is caught off guard by a prison's dress code for visitors.
Zakiya Minifee fails to heed her mother's fashion advice. 
Adrienne Burris is certain that her new husband has ruined her favorite blouse. 
Graham Shelby joins the football team as a gentle teenager. 
Model Norma Jean Darden participates in a historic catwalk battle. 


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Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering Extras

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.

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25 Years of Stories: Finding Community Extras

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 1999, to the origins of the Moth’s community program. We’ll have a story about The Mets, and one about life after prison. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen.

Storytellers:

Marie Hershkowitz

David Gaskin

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You Can't Go Back Extras

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The Vietnam War Extras

In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. 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.

Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound.

Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war.

Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.

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Guiding Lights Extras

In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. 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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Domestic Affairs Extras

In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. 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.

Gina Sampaio navigates the joys and trials of adoption.

Anagha Mahajan tries to correct an eye problem with an inspirational poster.

Maxie Jones sews things up with some help from his grandmother.

Matty Struski clears a space with his daughter in mind.

Tony Cyprien is overwhelmed on his first day outside of prison.

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25 Years of Stories: The Moth... Works Extras

On this week’s episode, we hear a story from a Ukranian refugee. And we take a look at one of the coolest programs at The Moth... MothWorks. This episode is hosted by Anna Roberts and Amanda Garcia.

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Girls Extras

This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generations -- about the challenges, the adventures, and the joys of girlhood. Hosted and produced 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.

10-year-old Briony Chappell and her father search for each other after being separated on a ski trip. 
Dia's mother surprises her in a moment of need. 
Primah Kwagala recounts the night her father brought home a second wife.
Masooma Ranalvi decides to break her silence.
Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss.
Juliette Holmes and her mother go shopping in 1940s segregated Georgia. 


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