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.

05:49
My Grandfather's Shoes

by Christian Garland

A preacher's kid steals collection plate money from his grandfather. 

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05:06
The Bad Haircut

by Alfonso Lacayo

A boy gets a bad haircut.

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05:14
The Matchmaking Rabbi

by Amy Klein

Amy Klein finally finds a husband after paying a man in Israel to lift a curse from her by Chanukah.

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05:20
Just a Little Bit

by Bill Krieger

A father being deployed to Iraq must find a way to explain it to his children.

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13:20
Alone Across The Arctic

by Pam Flowers

Pam Flowers attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team.

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06:12
The Briar Patch

by Warren Holleman

A Baptist man finds himself at a gay bar.

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15:55
A New Home

by Dori Samadzai Bonner

A family fights to stay in the country they call home.

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14:50
Family Roots

by Jillian Lauren

A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son

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05:52
Oreo Relapse

by Bill Bernat

A man is addicted to cookies.

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06:43
The Best Mugging

by Anne Driscoll

A teacher working to exonerate wrongly-convicted criminals is the victim of an attempted mugging.

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14:01
Love Song for Malawi

by Al Letson

Al travels to Malawi for a job and finds unexpected human connection in a prison

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06:36
A Toast

by Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer takes her young sons on a work trip where they learn some inappropriate toasts, which they repeat at church.

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06:34
This is Going to Suck

by Matthew Dicks

Holiday spirit fills an emergency room.

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07:18
Under the Wires

by Dan Souza

A college kid has his jaw wired shut for a month and a half after having jaw surgery.

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06:04
About Your Mother

by Sarah Bunger

Sarah Bunger becomes her father’s best friend and confidant after her mother dies.

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13:02
But Also Bring Cheese

by Kate Tellers

A daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace. 

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12:26
The Fish Bank

by Jensi Sartin

A marine expert tries to bring fish back to Bali.

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09:50
A Pragmatic Idealist

by Sisonke Msimang

A pragmatic idealist learns to really listen to her friend.

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08:15
Dreams of a Young Cow Herder

by James Kassaga

A young man dreams of an iron roof for his family. 

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12:12
Grandma Mahembe's Farm

by Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own relationship to food.

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