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The Moth Radio Hour

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly program that is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling. One goal of The Moth is to present the finest storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists; another is to encourage storytelling among populations whose stories often go unheard.

Doctors, Saints, and Secrets

May 11, 2015
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dr. George Lombardi is sent overseas to save the life of the most famous nun of all time.
  Bliss Broyard learns the hidden facts about her father’s heritage just before he dies.
  Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the way his grandmother, and his native culture in India, embraced the end of life.

NOTE: When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory.  Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description.

Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Apr 29, 2015
Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

Cancer, Crime, and Crypts

Apr 27, 2015
Piper Kerman

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
  Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
  Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.   When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory. Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description.   

Parties, Plans, and Police

Apr 20, 2015
Allison Evans

Kevin McGeehan comes home to care for his mother who is dying of cancer and they plan one last party together.
Bruce Feiler is diagnosed with cancer and tries to make sure his daughters will be taken care of.
Steve Osborne comes to terms with losing his sick father while trying to prepare for his Lieutenants exam. 

Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

Apr 13, 2015

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda struggles with personal eating habits while she advocates for food and nutrition security.
James Kassaga fights to earn his education and buys his grandmother the iron roof she could never afford.
Sisonke Msimang drives her friend to the doctor and learns how to listen to her words and her silences.
Jensi Sartin devises a plan to bring the fish back to Bali.

Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

Virginity, Fidelity, and Fertility

Apr 8, 2015
Elna Baker

Tina McElroy Ansa is a little girl when her father’s business goes under and her family must leave their beloved, expansive home.

Alan Rabinowitz treks through the Himalayas to study the Taron, a dying race of people, and makes discoveries about himself.
  Elna Baker must tell her Mormon parents that she has made an irreversible change in her life.  

Amputation, Al Gore, and Heroin

Mar 30, 2015
Warren Macdonald

Warren MacDonald describes the hiking accident that cost him both of his legs.
  Speechwriter Mark Katz accidentally steals a popular joke and dreads confessing to Al Gore.
  Juliet Wayne is an animation student with a death wish, who finally gets clean and finds love.

NOTE: When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory.  Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description. 

Ishmael Beah

Kimberly Reed is transgender and forced to confront her past and future when she attends her father’s funeral. 
  Ishmael Beah is the author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.
  Laura Revness and her family’s parrot, Pumpkin, must redefine the pecking order.
  Bobby Stoddard is young and in love, but struggles with his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence.

Live in Dublin

Mar 11, 2015
Erin Hermosa

Colm O'Regan tells an offensive joke and realizes that sometimes in David v. Goliath situations, David is just being a jerk. Karen Gearon, with her fellow shopworkers at the Dunnes Stores, goes on strike and sparks international interest in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Daryl McCormack was bullied growing up in Ireland because of the color of his skin. Peter Pringle fights to get a death sentence overturned.

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