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On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

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On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

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Episodes
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The Moth Radio Hour: Hey, Daddy-O! Stories of Fathers

6/18/2024
This week, an episode in honor of Father's Day. Moments of unexpected understanding, confrontations in cars, and a rubber chicken. 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. Storytellers: Tomas Davila and his father finally connect. Single father Jeffrey Berke and his daughter tackle a medical issue together. Jill Chenault gets advice--of all kinds--from her father on car rides. Stacy Staggs goes on a search for her biological father. After her father dies, Whitney Gedden memorializes him in a unique manner he would appreciate. Podcast: 873

Duration:00:53:28

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The Moth Podcast: Summer Camp!

6/14/2024
On this episode, two stories all about summer camp. Host: Amanda Garcia Storytellers: Jean Spindler organizes some pranks at summer camp. Liz Kreppel has an unfortunate run-in with lice. If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback Podcast: 871

Duration:00:17:50

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The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young

6/11/2024
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. Storytellers: 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. Podcast: 642

Duration:00:53:30

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The Moth Radio Hour: TLC - Tender Loving Care

6/4/2024
In this hour, stories of being gentle and kind—to ourselves and to others. Health scares, sound baths, and friend dates. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Freida Vizel questions a big community tradition for the first time. Skeptical teen Leela Ting goes to to a sound bath. Young Marianna is her brother's secret weapon in a high stakes basketball game. James Petersen's daughter checks in on him weekly, via a dreaded phone call. When Alyssa Hursh and her boyfriend take some time apart, her friends step in to make her summer magical. Podcast: 870

Duration:00:53:29

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The Moth Podcast: Leftovers

5/31/2024
On this episode, we share two stories about food and memory. Host: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Terry Wolfisch Cole learns a lesson from her father. Michael Imber tries to become his grandmother’s “angel boy.” If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback Podcast: 869

Duration:00:18:34

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The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes

5/28/2024
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. Storytellers: 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. Podcast: 649

Duration:00:53:29

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The Moth Radio Hour: Not So Golden Rules

5/21/2024
In this hour, stories of structures and strictures—and the struggles against them. School assignments, teenage rebellion, and the proper time to eat. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show. Storytellers: Stephen Michael Carr quietly rebels against his school's reading program. Gabriela Quiroz doesn't appreciate her school's unofficial year end tradition. Caroline Connolly attempts to find a way around her lawyer parents' rules. Saad Sarwana and his fellow "nerds" try to pull off a senior prank. Beth Ann Fennelly grows up in a heavily structured household. Podcast: 868

Duration:00:53:31

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The Moth Podcast: Birmingham

5/17/2024
On this episode, we share two stories from Birmingham, Alabama. Host: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Anne Wheeler tries to get a part in a play. Anthony Underwood figures that the best way to get good banana pudding is to make it himself. If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

Duration:00:19:32

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The Moth Radio Hour: All About Moms - Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

5/14/2024
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. 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. Storytellers: Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one. Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert. Constance Mudenda is a healthcare worker with a health scare of her own. Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother. Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own. Podcast: 434

Duration:00:53:31

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The Moth Radio Hour: Obama, Jackie, and the All Star Game

5/7/2024
In this hour, a professional impersonator gets an unusual gig, a journalist is befuddled by the facts, and a brother sister duo who really love baseball. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Obama impersonator Dion Flynn gets an unlikely gig. Carole Radziwill is gifted a watch that belonged to Jackie Kennedy. Michaela Murphy takes her little brother on a cross-country adventure to see an All-Star Game. Podcast: 866

Duration:00:53:26

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The Moth Podcast: Star Wars

5/3/2024
On this episode, we visit a galaxy far far away, with three stories all about the impact of Star Wars. Plus, a discussion about why Star Wars has resonated for more than 50 years. Hosts: Brandon Grant-Walker and Edgar Ruiz, Jr. Storytellers: Dame Wilburn confuses a man in a costume for the real Darth Vader. Shannan Paul’s mother teaches her that it’s alright to fall in love with science-fiction. Manuelito Wheeler translates Star Wars: A New Hope into Navajo. Podcast: 865

Duration:00:41:48

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The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

4/30/2024
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 Enjoli Tatiana learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent.

Duration:00:53:29

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The Moth Podcast: Funnybone

4/26/2024
On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body. We’ve got two stories all about bones and funnybones. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storytellers: Jason Schommer takes a sleep study… and dreams of Ricky Martin. Caroline Connolly learns a few unintended lessons from her mother. The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

Duration:00:15:53

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The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me

4/23/2024
In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers: Enrique García Naranjo is stopped by border patrol. Aydrea Walden realizes her classmates see her differently. Miles Crabtree tries out for his school's production of "How the West Was Won." Kimberly Rose sees herself disappearing in her marriage. Jessi Klein lands what she thinks is her dream job.

Duration:00:53:30

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The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

4/16/2024
In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. 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. Storytellers: Surgeon Anthony Chin-Quee finds himself in over his head during his first day on call. Despite protests from friends and family, Nancy French marries a man she barely knows. Wilderness guide Monte Montepare takes inexperienced hikers on a glacier expedition

Duration:00:53:31

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The Moth Podcast: River City

4/12/2024
On this episode, two stories from the Louisville StorySLAMs. Host: Alex Román Peters Storytellers: Ethan Sweetland-May learns about hunting from his grandfather Trevor Nourse gets lost in a cave If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

Duration:00:19:46

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The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

4/9/2024
In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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. Storytellers: Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script. Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur. Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

Duration:00:53:30

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The Moth Radio Hour: Object of Desire

4/2/2024
In this hour, stories of the things we hold dear—kitchen staples, family heirlooms, and an important soccer ball. 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. Storytellers: Mark Lamb loses a beloved skillet that has been seasoned by generations of his family. Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey goes to great lengths to obtain a toaster. Trina Michelle Robinson creates her own family heirlooms. As a kid, Viviana Infante is determined to find love. Amana Mbise's life is changed, thanks to a soccer ball.

Duration:00:53:28

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The Moth Podcast: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

3/29/2024
The crack of the bat! The smell of hot dogs! The towering home runs! In celebration of Opening Day, we've got two stories about America's Past-time. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Joseph Gallo learns about his father, and about baseball. Muneesh Jain travels to every baseball stadium in the country. The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

Duration:00:34:14

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The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons and Superstars

3/26/2024
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers: Valerie Walker has a chance encounter with a life long idol. Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman makes music with a country music icon. Danny Artese gets not only a signature but a mentor when he attends a book signing. Elyse McInerney learns her hero may be a lot closer to her than she realized. Bassist Christian McBride gets a chance to play with a Jazz legend.

Duration:00:53:32