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Episode 73: Carry A. Nation

At the turn of the century, Carry Nation was “America’s foremost lady hellraiser” and "the apostle of reform violence.” In her own words, she was "a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn't like."     ...

Harassing of Bill and Dorothy Wacker

For years the Wackers, an elderly Ohio couple, were harassed by an unknown person. Who was their tormentor, and why Continue Reading

tarp

A boy growing up in post-Depression Kansas learns there are no truly innocuous objects as long as the human imagination can infuse them with fearsome properties. Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. "Shadowlands 1: Horizon" and "Shadowlands 4: ...

271- The Great Dismal Swamp

On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries ago. The swamp covers about 190 square miles today, but at its peak, … ...

500th Episode Special

On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth ...

Out of Bounds

Our 350th episode. Kevin checks in about the state of the union. Then Rocky Wing, Dave Terruso and Donna Bailey share about an *** romance, some iffy priests, and a Margot who had no time for silent t's.

Publius Enigma

In June of 1994, a cryptic message was posted to a Usenet board for Pink Floyd fans. What followed has Continue Reading

Psychic Blob and The Radio Race

On a hot summer day in 2014, HBM host Jeff Emtman received a bit of amateur, backyard surgery from a fish biologist. It was for the KCRW 24 Hour Radio Race. which is a one day radio contest now in its fifth year. The race gives contestants 24 hours ...

"Relics": A Special Bonus Episode

This special, bonus episode was commissioned by Freepoint Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It's intended to be listened to while walking around Fresh Pond, across the street from the hotel, though it can be enjoyed anywhere.  ...

270- The Stethoscope

Imagine for a moment the year 1800. A doctor is meeting with a patient – most likely in the patient’s home. The patient is complaining about shortness of breath. A cough, a fever. The doctor might check the patient’s pulse … Continue ...

The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong

A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. ...

*** Objects

Rob Walker and Josh Glenn have a long history of getting writers to share stories about their objects, but when they told me the would be curating an audio collection of stories, and asked if I wanted to collaborate I said absolutely. So here we have ...

76 – Liberace and the Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band

In 1967, the Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band performed at the Montreal World's Fair and caught the ear of one of the most popular entertainers of the day: Liberace. The flamboyant pianist was so taken by this new, luminous sound that he took the ...

144 Hey, Cut That Out

Hi, this show has stories about night caps, jail birds, drunk priests and a few buck *** clips. Contact...  flywithbetty@gmail.com Work and Travel with Purpose check out Venture with Impact. Music: "Everything Good" by Twintwelve

True Romance

Cole Kazdin, D'Arcee Neal and Asher Novek tell tales of seductive penne recipes, wheelchair *** and a high school romance turned tragic.

A Scavenger Hunt (The Met Residency Episode 7)

Show Notes Nate DiMeo was the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Artist in Residence for 2016/2017. He produced eight pieces inspired by the collection and by the museum itself. This is the eighth episode of that residency. This residency is ...

Bonus: Christine Pelisek interview

Following up on our episode about the Daytona Beach Serial Killer, we’re releasing the rest of our conversation with Christine Continue Reading

Episode 72: Bears, Birds, and Bones

As long as 2,500 years ago, Native Americans placed the bones of the dead in giant mounds of earth in the shape of animals. The Effigy Mounds National Monument was created to protect the mounds - and the bones inside. But in 2011, a new ...

Daytona Beach Serial Killer

Between December 2005 and February 2006 the bodies of three women were found shot in the head. Two years later Continue Reading

269- Ways of Hearing

When the tape started rolling in old analog recording studios, there was a feeling that musicians were about to capture a particular moment. On tape, there was no “undo.” They could try again, if they had the time and money, … Continue ...

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