Motherlove, Money and War An award-winning author and documentary filmmaker spends years covering war and thinks he knows what soldiers experience, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after her brother's birth, and a problem gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time.
Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador.
Camp, Cars, Cockroaches and the Kremlin An episode about the trials of young adulthood: 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.
Snow White and the Screaming Meemies A five-year-old girl is caught stealing by her strict 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.
Fathers 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 returns home to fulfill a promise to his mother, a child tries to hide Brussels sprouts from her stepfather, and a family fights to stay in the country they call home.
Pizza, Polar Bears and Rock Stars 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 inexplicably sprints past her neighbor's girlfriend, and Guns N' Roses bass player Duff McKagen survives a health scare.
Alzheimer's, Russia, and Landfill A woman buys what she thinks is a farm but soon discovers it was once a landfill. An young immigrant falls deeply in love with a classmate. A doting Russian grandmother gets revenge on her grandson’s boyhood enemies. A journalist contends with his grandmother’s Alzheimer’s disease.