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Bill Yosses & Christine Kalafus

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A White House Executive Pastry Chef describes landing the job of a lifetime, and an amateur baker decides to try her hand at making cakes for a living. Storytellers: Bill Yosses and Christine Kalafus.  
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The Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends years covering war. Storytellers: Josh Axelrad, Jamaica Kincaid, and Sebastian Junger.
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Arthur Bradford & Laura Gershman: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A man spends his second wedding anniversary in jail after getting picked up on an outstanding warrant from the Parks and Recreation department, and two sisters are dropped off at the mall as part of their mother’s elaborate ruse.
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Live from The Moth GrandSLAM

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This is a special live episode of The Moth Podcast recorded at the July 15th, 2015 Moth GrandSLAM in Brooklyn, New York. Storytellers: Nora Miller, Francesca Sternfeld, Jeff Simmermon, Steve Zimmer, Julia Shiplett, and Tim Lopez. Host: Dan Kennedy GrandSLAM Director: Jenifer Hixson GrandSLAM Producer: Robin Wachsberger GrandSLAM Associate Producer: Sophia Paliza-Carre Audio Recording: Paul Ruest […]
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The Moth Radio Hour: Camp, Cars, Cockroaches, and the Kremlin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a treasured pair of pants, a young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car, and a writer lands in Moscow on the eve of a revolution. Storytellers: Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Matthew Dicks, and Andrew Solomon.
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Kate Braestrup & Pilar Siman

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A chaplain helps others deal with death after facing her own tragedy, and a college freshman falls in love at 11 p.m. Mass.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Snow White and the Screaming Meemies

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, […]
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The Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right. Storytellers: John […]
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Nicole Kear & Christy Kent

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nicole Kear comes to terms with her degenerative blindness and Christy Kent tracks her relationship to pornography through the years as a transgender woman.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A special Father’s Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A man who faints at the sight of blood prepares to become a father, a Russian immigrant takes a trip home and tries to fulfill a promise to his mother, a child goes to great lengths to hide brussels sprouts from her stepfather, and a […]
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The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a neighbor’s confused girlfriend, and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan survives a health scare. Storytellers: Pam Flowers, Moshe Schulman, Jennifer Sodini, and Duff McKagan.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day. Storytellers: Dan Souza, Gil Reyes, Karen Duffin, Sarah Bunger, and Sam Dingman.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A mother struggles with her son’s choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist commutes to war torn countries for work, and a comedian confronts a heckler.
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Kevin Boggs & Anne Driscoll: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A college kid from a small town in Tennessee has a chance to see the world and a teacher working to exonerate wrongly-convicted criminals is the victim of an attempted mugging. Kevin Boggs’ story comes to us courtesy of SpeakeasyDC.
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David Crabb & Jia H. Jung: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

David Crabb finds a video tape that his dad accidentally left in his video camera and Jia H. Jung tries to figure out what to do with her father’s ashes.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Crime and Forgiveness

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A retired pickpocket remembers when he first enrolled in pickpocketing school, a young woman recounts the difficulty of being a Mormon in New York City, and the victim of a random stabbing faces his attacker in court.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Parties, Plans, and Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Lieutenant father at the police station.
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The Moth Radio Hour: Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All of the storytellers in this hour are New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute. A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own relationship to food, a young man dreams of an iron roof for his family, a pragmatic idealist learns to really listen to her friend, and a marine expert tries to […]
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Ijeoma Oluo & April Salazar: StorySLAM Favorites

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ijeoma Oluo's mother teaches her how to turn bad situations into adventures and April Salazar goes to a pro-choice rally with her stepfather.
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