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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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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

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 …

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