The Moth

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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire… read more

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The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan

May 21st, 2019

53:20

In this hour, a writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth …

The Motor City That Never Sleeps: Isabelle Raphael & Michelle Robertson

May 17th, 2019

21:32

This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and …

The Moth Radio Hour: A Flight Attendant, A Refugee, and A Preacher

May 14th, 2019

53:21

In this hour, a flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of …

The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

May 7th, 2019

53:21

In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: …

Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud

May 3rd, 2019

15:15

This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks

April 30th, 2019

53:24

A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening. The *Moth Radio …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest Is History

April 23rd, 2019

53:20

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide .People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg …

The Moth Radio Hour: Immigration Nation

April 16th, 2019

45:54

In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director …

Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith

April 12th, 2019

24:13

This week, we're rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony …

The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

April 9th, 2019

53:02

In this hour, Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a …

The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes

April 2nd, 2019

53:01

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The *Moth Radio Hour *is …

Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

March 29th, 2019

29:12

This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition …

The Moth Radio Hour: A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse

March 26th, 2019

53:26

A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high …

The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic

March 19th, 2019

53:20

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay …

Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

March 15th, 2019

20:15

On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find …

The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam

March 12th, 2019

54:55

A teenager discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request; a child breaks the teacher’s rules; and an Imam becomes a chaplain …

The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

March 6th, 2019

54:04

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth …

International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu

March 1st, 2019

17:55

On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to …

The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

February 26th, 2019

52:37

A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.

Black History Month: Emily Richmond and Maxie Jones

February 22nd, 2019

23:15

This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Martha’s Vineyard

February 19th, 2019

52:29

A mother monitors her teen’s internet use; a preacher’s husband feels the love of community; and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Live in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik.

The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness

February 12th, 2019

52:10

In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in …

The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music

February 5th, 2019

52:33

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners.

Hosted by: …

Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

February 1st, 2019

15:57

On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge

The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary

January 29th, 2019

53:06

A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

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