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The Moth

25 EpisodesProduced by The MothWebsite

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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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

The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

March 24th, 2020

53:22

A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. …

The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young

March 17th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide …

The Moth Radio Hour: Truth and Power: Global Stories of Women

March 10th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is hosted by The Moth's …

International Women's Day 2020: Carol Spencer

March 6th, 2020

18:04

This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Portland, Maine

March 3rd, 2020

53:22

A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman …

The Moth Radio Hour: It's the Little Things

February 25th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a …

Black History Month 2020: Devan Sandiford & Rev. Al Sharpton

February 21st, 2020

26:01

This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton

The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common

February 18th, 2020

53:23

In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic …

Life After Love: Leah Haydock & Mitch Donaberger

February 14th, 2020

20:32

As the great Cher once asked, Do you believe in life after love? This week, stories of loving and losing and everything in between.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Leah Haydock, Mitch Donaberger

The Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA

February 11th, 2020

53:25

In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s …

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of the Blue

February 4th, 2020

53:21

In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Crowd Control: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade

January 31st, 2020

16:56

This week, stories from crowded places and spaces.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Iowa City

January 28th, 2020

53:24

An activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public …

The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

January 21st, 2020

53:24

In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance …

When I Grow Up: Tim Lopez & Kelley Craig

January 17th, 2020

17:40

This week, we’re asking the same question your high school guidance counselor asked you at age 15: “What do you want to do with the rest of your …

The Moth Radio Hour: War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man

January 14th, 2020

53:20

This week, a bullet wound helps heal; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his …

The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

January 7th, 2020

53:12

In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright on …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Santa Barbara

December 31st, 2019

53:19

A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an intergenerational connection through music, and a rockstar who feels out …

Loose Ends and New Beginnings: Eliana Saenz & Otis Gray

December 27th, 2019

21:23

This week, we're tying up loose ends and starting new beginnings as we head into 2020. From all of us at The Moth, Happy New Year!

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Eliana Saenz, Otis Gray

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December

December 24th, 2019

53:21

A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a …

Togetherness: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron

December 20th, 2019

19:15

This week, stories of learning to co-exist.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron

The Moth Radio Hour: Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party

December 17th, 2019

53:18

A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco.

Storytellers: Auburn Sandstrom, Tere Negrete, Daniel Judson, Ray Christian, Todd …

The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance

December 10th, 2019

53:22

In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Listen …

The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever

December 3rd, 2019

53:20

In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in the most dire of circumstances. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior …

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