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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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Veterans Day 2019: Rick Carrier

November 8th, 2019


This week, we're honoring all of our veterans with a story from renaissance man, Rick Carrier, who tells us what it was like to be in the …

Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans

November 5th, 2019


A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a …

All Hallows' Eve: Nelson Lugo & Phil Plait

November 1st, 2019


This week, we're celebrating the many faces and names of the spookiest time of the year with stories that make us question our world view. Dame Wilburn hosts to tell us abut her community of witches and what …

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof

October 29th, 2019


In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

October 22nd, 2019


In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's …

In Over My Head: Diana Thompson & Karen Crowley

October 18th, 2019


This week, the tide is high, but we’re holding on!

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Diana Thompson, Karen Crowley

The Moth Radio Hour: A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider & A New Mother

October 15th, 2019


A woman revisits her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a night in jail; and an unexpected second pregnancy puts pressure on an …

The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn't Lie

October 8th, 2019


In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection …

Making Waves: Matty Struski & Javier Morillo

October 4th, 2019


This week, we have two stories about the times when small actions make big waves. It’s not too late to register to vote! For more information, head to

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Matty …

The Moth Radio Hour: Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

October 1st, 2019


This week, Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner. This hour is hosted by The …

The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations

September 24th, 2019


In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting …

You Win Some, You Lose Some: Meena Ziabari & Dina Adler

September 20th, 2019


This week, the title says it all: we have two stories about the mixed bag that is life.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Meena Ziabari, Dina Adler

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth at the World Science Festival

September 17th, 2019


A special live edition of The Moth Radio Hour from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is …

Technology Fails: Jill Bergman & Aylie Baker

September 13th, 2019


This week, two stories of when technology really isn’t the answer.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Jill Bergman, Aylie Baker

The Moth Radio Hour: Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers

September 10th, 2019


A young woman is told to keep her heritage a her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save …

The Moth Radio Hour: Identity

September 3rd, 2019


In this hour, discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman. Stories of finding and being true to oneself. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine …

City of Angels: Bryan Kett & Julieta Gilbert

August 30th, 2019


This week, two stories from Los Angeles.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Bryan Kett, Julieta Gilbert

The Moth Radio Hour: Milton, Mary Kay, and Dognapping

August 27th, 2019


An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s …

The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go

August 20th, 2019


In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by …

Rock 'n' Roll High School: Ty Mahany & Ernesto Quinonez

August 16th, 2019


This week, two stories about the music that shapes our lives.

Hosted by: ‘Steely’ Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Ty Mahany, Ernesto Quinonez

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Boston

August 13th, 2019


A boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive descends into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic …

Fowl Language: Drew Sieplinga

August 9th, 2019


This week, one woman’s complicated love of language.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Drew Sieplinga

The Moth Radio Hour: Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK

August 6th, 2019


In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an …

The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food

July 30th, 2019


In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. The Moth Radio Hour is …

Disaster and Misadventures: Nisse Greenberg & Anagha Mahajan

July 26th, 2019


This week, two stories of summertime disasters and misadventures.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Nisse Greenberg, Anagha Mahajan

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