Explorers, Organizers, Interrogations

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In this hour, a man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars

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A woman attempts to cross Alaska solo with a dog sled, 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. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Alzheimer's, Russia, and Landfill

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A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied, and a journalist raised by his grandmother contends with her Alzheimer's disease.  Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio H

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Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds

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A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival in the face of a death threat, and Damien Echols describes life after spending 18 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Hoste

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If you can't afford a lawyer

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If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a good job, he says, so he’s refusing some serious cases, which is jamming up the courts and leaving hundreds of people stuck in jail with no lawyer. His

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Against their will

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Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.

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Richard Spencer's cotton farms

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On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy. He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left Montana to set up shop in the nation’s capital. What does he have to show for it? Nearly 30 years ago, six firefighters in Kansas City, Missouri, d

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People, Problems, Places

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In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child's hair is shaved to save her life. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atl

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Chess, Romance, and Kathmandu

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A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a

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Looking Into The Horse Milk Story That The Dalai Lama Told John Oliver

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The spiritual leader says he brought down Mongolia's rate of alcoholism by encouraging a switch from vodka to horse milk.

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Episode 596: Hacking The iPhone For Fun, Profit, And Maybe Espionage

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Wikileaks released documents listing the hacks the CIA uses to spy on people. So we revisit our story on hackers for hire: people hunting for flaws in your phone to sell to people, or even the CIA.

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First Listen: The Magnetic Fields, '50 Song Memoir'

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Listen to the first 40 tracks of 50 Song Memoir, Stephin Merritt's autobiography in song — one for each year of his life.

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The CIA Document Dump Isn't Exactly Snowden 2.0. Here's Why

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The alleged CIA documents reveal a hacking program that is very different from the one uncovered by Edward Snowden's NSA leak. One distinction: Mass surveillance vs. targeted attacks.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Hear new music from Valerie June, Yussef Kamaal and Gabriel Garzón-Montano in this month's mix of public-radio favorites.

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