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“He said, 'do you know what happened in that apartment?' I felt my blood go absolutely cold... He said, 'Well I'll tell you but you have to promise not to Google it.'”

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

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Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party

A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by Moth Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

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Parental Guidance

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In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Listen to your father; mother knows best; respect your elders. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Bridgett Davis's mother provides for her family and teaches her daughter a valuable lesson in the process.

Ellie Lee tells the story of her Chinese immigrant father and the empire he built from nothing.

Jason Schommer's mother teaches him that bad decisions can be immortalized in photos. 

Louise Newton-Keogh learns and re-learns the meaning of "I love you" from her mother.

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Forever and Ever

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In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in the most dire of circumstances. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Talaya Moore, a homeless child, takes solace in her most valued possession - her dolls.  

Nikesh Shukla finds a frozen moment in time after the death of his mother.

Self-professed nerd Andrew Solmssen meets his match.

Caitlin FitzGerald discovers her new home has a terrible past. 

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A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. Hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Jay Martel must find a home for a giant clay bust of his own head.

Alexandra Rosas buries her guilt about her father’s suicide for almost three decades.

Arthur Bradford documents his friend’s obsession with the 1970s television star, Chad Everett.

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Out of Step, Out of Place

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In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour is 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.

John Elder Robison is an adult when he is diagnosed with Asperger's.

Renee Watson and her classmates band together to take on their teacher. 

Jon Bennett, a vegetarian, goes on a hunting trip with his father.

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Around the World

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In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. This hour is 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.

Emma Gordon delves into her boyfriend's past relationship to save him from deportation. 

Kwong Yue Yang prejudges his seatmate on a flight to China.

Anastasia Krasilnikova and her family keep a secret from her abusive father.

Robinah Babirye is blackmailed due to her HIV status.

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Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans

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A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights. Hosted by Peter Aguero and The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Maris Blechner A teacher describes her difficulties with pregnancy, the children she adopts, and her eventual work in the field of adoption.

Joshua Wolf Shenk After his father barely survives a plane crash a son finally makes the connection he’s longed for his whole life.

Nadia Bolz-Weber A Lutheran minister with a strong independent streak has to admit that she is terrified of heights during a bus trip.

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Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof

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In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our time. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Shannon Cason attempts to find peace in a neighborhood disturbance.

Melanie Yazzi shares stories from her childhood on the Navajo Nation.

David Walsh goes against popular opinion to uncover one of the greatest sports scandals in recent history.

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The Call

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In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. 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.

Susan Fee gets a surprise when she calls her daughter.

A series of missed calls gets scientist Moran Cerf in hot water.

Nancy Mahl gets a call from her mom on 9/11.

Cheech Marin finds his calling after dodging the draft.

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A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider, and New Mother

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On the cusp of a new marriage, a woman must first revisit her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a harrowing night in jail during the Civil Rights movement; an unexpected second pregnancy puts pressure on an already difficult marriage. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Cindy Chupack has to get an official divorce from a rabbi before she can remarry.
 
Sala Udin, a Freedom Rider, is captured by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and almost loses his life.
 
Rebecca Nesson's difficult second pregnancy has consequences for her marriage.

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DNA Doesn’t Lie

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In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - closing geographical and temporal distance between past and present. This hour is 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.

Meg Ferrill struggles with her fears of becoming a parent while shopping for sperm.

Anaïs Bordier makes a surprising connection via social media.

Trina Robinson, while researching online, discovers a shocking family history.

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Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

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Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Confrontations

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In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. This hour is 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.

After finally accepting his sexuality, Pádraig Ó'Tuama uses language to heal rather than harm.

Tricia Rose Burt attempts to break the strictures of her Southern upbringing.

Arn Chorn-Pond uses his musical gift to survive the Khmer Rouge.

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The Moth at the World Science Festival

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A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research.

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Shipwrecks & Complicated Mothers

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A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. 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.

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Identity

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In this hour, discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman. Stories of finding and being true to oneself. This hour is 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.

Window-dresser Simon Doonan suffers from a lack of credibility.

Lichelli Lazar-Lea returns to her roots to find her father, and herself.

Paul Davis struggles to reconcile his dreams of being an artist with his day job as a party clown.

Michelle Ephraim has an unexpected run-in with an ex's mother.

Francois Clemmons gets a role on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood but loses part of himself in the process.

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Milton, Mary Kay and Dognapping

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An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem, filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father, and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton.

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Letting Go

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In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. 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.

Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness.

Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage.

Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.

Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran.

Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction. 

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Live in Boston

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A special live edition of The Moth in Boston, hosted by Steve Burns. A teenage boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive details his descent into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape in order to attend a birthday party.

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Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK

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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns hosts.

Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children.

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