The Moth Library - Leland Melvin

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Check out our library of broadcast stories... From the most recently released stories to the first ones ever aired.

16:43
The Alpha Wolf

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. 

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14:37
Seven Shades of Blue

by Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song.

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14:56
True Justice

by Sheila Calloway

Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system.

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14:34
Living Up to a Motto

by Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer.

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06:30
Sing We Joyous All Together

by Kate Tellers

Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition.

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05:57
Lone Start Christmas

by Renata Sancken

Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays.

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06:16
The Dog Days Are Over

by Isabel DeBre

Isabel DeBre's family gets an unconventional pet.

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07:06
Enough

by Zanele Chisholm

Zanele Chisholm learns who she is when others learn her name.

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12:32
The Care Package

by Leonard Lee Smith

Leonard Lee Smith struggles to survive his first California Christmas.

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05:14
The Thawing

by Nisha Coleman

Nisha Coleman responds to a threat.

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06:48
Knock

by Kwong Yue Yang

Kwong Yue Yang tries to muster the courage to meet his idol.

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05:44
He Was Dating My Hair

by Aleathia Brown

Aleathia Brown makes a bold aesthetic change.

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13:30
Double Exposure

by A. J. Jacobs

AJ Jacobs gets an unwanted modeling gig.

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07:33
Bitten Fruit

by Shakirah Namwanje

Traumatized after learning of her HIV status, Shakirah comes to recognize the support system that had grown around her.

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05:25
Full Disclosure

by Jamie Brickhouse

Jamie experiences prejudice from his dental hygienist when she learns he has HIV.

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14:12
What I Wore to My Divorce

by Faith Salie

Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day.

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12:40
Who Would Have Thought

by Sherman "O.T." Powell

Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.

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07:52
Life Plan, Rebooted

by Navrioska Mateo

Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril.

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05:44
The Wallet

by Joshua Blau

Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

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14:38
Dinner with Wonder Woman

by Adam Linn

Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

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