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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: Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins

October 20th, 2020

39:53

This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay …

The Moth Radio Hour: I See You

October 13th, 2020

53:21

In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is …

The Moth Radio Hour: Fear Factor

October 6th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. This hour is …

The Moth Radio Hour: Put to the Test

September 29th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior …

Swiftly Flow the Days: Caroline Connolly & Christopher Moncayo-Torres

September 25th, 2020

20:20

This week, stories of parenting and being parented.This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by the director of MothWorks at The Moth, Kate Tellers, featuring two special surprise guests.

Storytellers: …

The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

September 22nd, 2020

53:21

A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young …

Kathi Kinnear Hill - "But I Just Might"

September 18th, 2020

17:17

This week, Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Jon Goode. Head to the extras for this weeks episode for photos from Kathi, as well as …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston

September 15th, 2020

53:21

A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second …

The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber: Abby Wambach, Soccer Star

September 11th, 2020

29:52

We’re so excited to bring you an episode from The Confessional’s second season, a podcast about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Games We Play

September 8th, 2020

53:26

In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Ivan Kuraev & Dante Jackson

September 4th, 2020

18:06

This week, two stories of childhood trials and tribulations. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Check out the extras for this episode to see …

The Moth Radio Hour: Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin

September 1st, 2020

53:23

A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers.” This episode is hosted by The Moth’s …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anne Moraa & Caroline Hunter

August 28th, 2020

26:21

This week’s episode is all about turning anger into positive change. Quinn McNeill, The Moth’s Digital Media Assistant, is our host this week. Check out themoth.org/extras for this week’s prompts, as well as photos from …

The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

August 25th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Isaiah Owens

August 21st, 2020

15:31

This week, a story of finding your passion and reconnecting with your people. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s Assistant Producers, Zora Shaw. You can check out the prompts for this …

The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems

August 18th, 2020

53:24

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 …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Maurice Ashley

August 14th, 2020

23:24

This week, a boy from Jamaica isn't so sure his new home is all that. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Finance, Marina Klutse. Check out the extras for this episode on our …

The Moth Radio Hour: Regrets, I've Had a Few

August 11th, 2020

53:21

In this hour, stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Aydrea Walden & Katie Vaca

August 7th, 2020

16:08

This week, two stories about the sometimes bumpy road to connection. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Aydrea Walden, Katie Vaca

The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin

August 4th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Nina McConigley

July 31st, 2020

18:20

This week, Nina connects to her heritage through tradition. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi, a former Assistant Producer and alumna of the EDU program at The Moth. You can find the prompts for …

The Moth Radio Hour: Rooted in the Past

July 28th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Shannon Cason & June Cross

July 24th, 2020

25:30

This week, two stories of facing the different sides of ourselves. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Anna Roberts, the Manager of the Mothworks program.

Storytellers: Shannon Cason, June Cross

The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World

July 21st, 2020

53:25

In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Hope Wade

July 17th, 2020

14:43

This week, a story about a life-changing bet. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Hanna Campbell, The Moth’s Senior Manager of the Education Department.

Storyteller: Hope Wade

Hosted by: Hanna Campbell

The Moth Radio Hour: Live at Town Hall, New York

July 14th, 2020

53:23

A real fashionista auditions for a key role in The Devil Wears Prada; a tough guy father deals with his sensitive son; and an expectant mother gets …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anthony Brinkley

July 13th, 2020

23:49

This week, Anthony Brinkley shares his complicated relationship with white people. This episode is hosted by one of the Moth’s Producers and Directors, Jodi Powell.

Storyteller: Anthony Brinkley

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

The Moth Radio Hour: Play It Again, SLAM

July 7th, 2020

53:24

In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks or a second chance. Standing out or fading away, chance encounters, and …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Vin Shambry

July 3rd, 2020

16:02

This week, a story of childhood freedom. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Amanda Garcia, the Associate Producer for the Mothworks program at The Moth. For more information on how to support …

The Moth Radio Hour: Everything's Bigger in Texas

June 30th, 2020

53:26

In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth: Shawna Renee Collins & Audrey Pleasant

June 26th, 2020

23:53

This week, an episode celebrating the power and joy of Black women. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s producers and directors, Chloe Salmon.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Shawna …

The Moth Radio Hour: Mismatch, Marriage, and a Marathon

June 23rd, 2020

53:34

A woman follows love to a campsite, a man gets married and divorced and then remarried, and a public radio host runs the Boston Marathon as a guide …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Chelsea Shorte

June 19th, 2020

14:58

This week, we're celebrating Pride with a story that talks about the intersection of being Black and LGBTQIA in America. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. Black Trans Lives …

The Moth Radio Hour: Voicing Tough Truths

June 16th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the face of the patriarchy, during a shocking encounter, and to pass on …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Boots Riley

June 12th, 2020

21:52

This week, Boot Riley talks about a time he did everything right. This episode is hosted by beloved Moth StorySLAM and Mainstage host, Jon Goode.

Story by: Boots Riley

The Moth Radio Hour: A Nobel Path

June 10th, 2020

53:23

A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. This hour is …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Carol Daniel

June 5th, 2020

18:52

This week, a story about perceptions of race and the importance of celebrating your identity. For at least the month of June, each episode of All Together Now will focus on stories from Black tellers and be hosted by …

The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me

June 2nd, 2020

53:23

In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Grace Topinka & Pam Burrell

May 29th, 2020

17:01

This week on All Together Now: Friday’s with The Moth, stories about the trials and tribulations of finding your place. Stay tuned to the end of this …

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Faith and Money

May 26th, 2020

53:18

A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with detectives; and a neuroscientist searches for clues of God’s existence. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Meg Bowles. The

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Neshaune Lasley & Sue Schmidt

May 22nd, 2020

17:46

This week on All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth, we’re talking about support systems: the roots to our trees; the helping hands that give us a boost up when we need them. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to …

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase

May 19th, 2020

53:37

A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to …

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal

May 15th, 2020

18:23

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth is a new weekly addition to our podcast, featuring stories suitable for ears of all ages. We'll also be sharing special prompts and questions to go with these stories to spark …

The Moth Radio Hour: All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

May 12th, 2020

53:22

A special Mother’s Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at …

Introducing The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber

May 8th, 2020

27:08

For the first time in Moth history, we are helping launch a new podcast, about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created …

The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes

May 5th, 2020

53:24

In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced …

The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

April 28th, 2020

53:20

In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the …

Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm

April 24th, 2020

23:10

This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep

April 21st, 2020

53:23

A basement fire, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam, and a protective father prepares to …

The Moment of Truth: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker & Kathleen Sheffer

April 17th, 2020

25:07

This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness.

The Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date

April 14th, 2020

53:01

In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to …

The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons & Superstars

April 7th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within …

Ride the Night: Carly Johnstone

April 3rd, 2020

12:13

On this week’s episode, Carly Johnstone tells us about searching for a taste of freedom at New Belgium Brewery’s Tour De Fat Tour.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Story by Carly Johnstone

The Moth Radio Hour: Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop

March 31st, 2020

53:24

In this hour, a daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his …

It Takes A Village: Maxie Jones & Bruce Feiler

March 27th, 2020

24:50

This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us.

Hosted by Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler

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