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Summary: 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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 Bodily Autonomy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:10

This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Robin Utz Jill Chenault If you are interested in more stories that spotlight these issues – through the experiences of those who lived them – visit themoth.org for an extended playlist.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences. Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history. Morely McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City. Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.

 The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Brandon Grant Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist. Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body. While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art. Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.

 25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:32

This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storyteller: Neil Gaiman Interviewer: Catherine Burns

 The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:27

In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math. Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.

 The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke. Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous. Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides. Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play. Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

 25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:13

This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron. Host: Sara Barron Storytellers: Catherine Brophy Charlotte Mooney The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go

 The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:28

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. 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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university. Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other. Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure. Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother.  Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain. Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.

 25 Years of Stories: Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:53

This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall

 The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:27

In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. 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. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson. Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own. Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Wisdom of Elders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone. Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th grade eacher. Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway. Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.

 25 Years of Stories: Giving and Receiving Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:13

This week, we feature two stories about love. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Host: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kimberly Gotches, Alex Campbell

 The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. 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. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge. Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood. Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran. Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Keep Calm and Carry On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:26

In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged pursuit of one's dreams. 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. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: 8-year-old Sara Jonsson realizes her new toy is more responsibility than she bargained for. Mike Maloch has to face his fears on the job. Samira Sahebi has an unexpected visit to the ER. Beth Bradley inches toward a breaking point near the end a 14k hike up a mountain in Colorado. Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador.

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