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All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Vin Shambry extras

This week, a story of childhood freedom. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Amanda Garcia, the Associate Producer for the Mothworks program at The Moth.

Hosted by: Amanda Garcia

Storyteller: Vin Shambry

Airdate: 7/3/20

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All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth: Shawna Renee Collins & Audrey Pleasant extras

This week, an episode celebrating the power and joy of Black women. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s producers and directors, Chloe Salmon.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Shawna Renee Collins, Audrey Pleasant

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All Together Now: Friday's With The Moth - Chelsea Shorte extras

This week, we're celebrating Pride with a story that talks about the intersection of being Black and LGBTQIA in America. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. Black Trans Lives Matter.

Hosted by: Brandon Grant

Storyteller: Chelsea Shorte

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Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase extras

A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to celebrate student stories of first kisses, culture shock, finding a niche, and baking apple cake. This hour is hosted by Moth Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, with additional hosting by Moth Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Isobel Connelly grows up feeling like the stupid girl.

Saya Shamdasani feels caught between two cultures.

David Lepelstat is nervous about his first kiss.

Luna Azcurrain and her grandfather create a Thanksgiving tradition.

Beth Gebresilasie tries to protect herself from her family's constant moving.

Airdate: 5/12/20

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Skin Tight Genes extras

In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.

Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.

Beth Bucher makes a hard decision to protect her health.

When applying for a green card, Paul Nurse discovers a family secret.

Airdate: 4/28/20

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Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm extras

This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon

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Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up extras

In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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.

Angela Dohrmann goes whole-hog during a Wendy's giveaway.

Lobsterman Jason Lemos fights for survival in the frigid Atlantic.

Zellia Fossett learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent.

Airdate: 4/21/20

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The Moment of Truth: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker & Kathleen Sheffer extras

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This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness.

Storytellers: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker, Kathleen Sheffer

Airdate: 4/17/20

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It Takes A Village: Maxie Jones & Bruce Feiller extras

This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us.

Hosted by Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler

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Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance extras

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. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Jenny Allen is diagnosed with cancer and is forced to make a decision when she starts chemotherapy.

Danyel Smith is confronted by a musician who didn't like an article she wrote for Vibe Magazine.

Stephanie Peirolo fights with an insurance company while her son is in a coma. 

Airdate: 3/17/20

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When We Were Young extras

In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. 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.

Sarfraz Manzoor discovers life lessons in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.

Oanh Ngo Usadi and her family arrive in Texas from Vietnam with high hopes and an American Dream.

Max García Conover finds faith in an unexpected place.

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International Women’s Month: Carol Spencer extras

This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.

Storyteller: Carol Spencer

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Truth and Power: Global Stories of Women

In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is 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.

95 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin squares off with an intruder.

Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself.

Timothy Bell discovers that there are more layers to his mother than meets the eye.

Musih Tedji Xaviere attempts to get her first novel published.

Nya Abernathy discovers who gets lied to the most: pregnant women!

Airdate: 3/3/20

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Black History Month 2020: Devan Saniford & Al Sharpton extras

This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton

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It's the Little Things extras

In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a question mark. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Beverley Elliott writes a song about a yellow dress, despite not owning one.

Lee Thomas is a newscaster with vitiligo.

Matthew McGough becomes a Yankee batboy.

Reilly Horan considers her relationship to clothing and to her identity.

Camille Woods seeks a small bit of comfort after the death of her son.

Airdate: 2/18/20

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Life After Love: Mitch Donaberg & Leah Haydock extras

As the great Cher once asked, Do you believe in life after love? This week, stories of loving and losing and everything in between.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Leah Haydock, Mitch Donaberger

Airdate: 2/14/20

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On Thing In Common extras

In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Airdate: 2/11/20

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Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA

In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s man.” 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. 

Danusia Trevino is forever changed by jury duty.

Charles Upshaw trains to walk 50 feet.

Morley McBride is asked to give up the soda she loves.

Chris Turgeon has a blind spot when it comes to his son.

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Out of the Blue extras

In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Natalie Arroyo finds herself in a showdown on the NYC subway. 

Sonny Garg finds it difficult to live his father's dreams. 

Gregory Mathieu scores his dream audition.

Mariya Goodbrake discovers common ground between the two communities she loves.

While studying treatments for depression in Africa, Andrew Solomon has an intimate encounter with a ram.

Airdate: 1/28/20

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