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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: PTSD, Lost Art and The Berlin Wall

April 20th, 2021

53:45

The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the …

The Confessional With Nadia Bolz-Weber: Dr. Ray Christian, Storyteller and Fulbright Specialist

April 16th, 2021

31:52

We are so excited to present you with a new episode from season 3 of The Confessional, featuring our beloved Mothy, Ray Christian. The Confessional …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Future Looks Bright

April 13th, 2021

53:29

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of …

Shame On You: Lizzie Peabody & Samira Sahebi

April 9th, 2021

23:55

This week, we're talking about one of the most powerful feelings in the world: shame; maybe it starts as a pit in your stomach when you put your foot …

The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

April 6th, 2021

53:28

A record-breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Hosted by Senior …

The Moth Radio Hour: Help Me

March 30th, 2021

53:24

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. This episode is hosted by …

Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy

March 26th, 2021

21:19

On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in …

The Moth Radio Hour: Cancer, Crime and Crypts

March 23rd, 2021

53:24

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Reveal

March 16th, 2021

53:24

In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Moth …

International Women's Day 2021: Beth de Araújo

March 12th, 2021

21:43

In this episode, we celebrate International Women's Day with a story of resilience. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storyteller: Beth de Araújo

The Moth Radio Hour: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun

March 9th, 2021

53:48

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him …

The Moth Radio Hour: Caught Off Guard

March 2nd, 2021

53:23

In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic …

Mirrors: Kujegi Camara & Nyla Gilstrap

February 26th, 2021

30:27

In this special Black History Month Episode, two stories about self-image and what "beauty" means. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Jodi Powell.

Storytellers: Kujegi Camara, Nyla Gilstrap

The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World

February 23rd, 2021

53:23

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, …

The Moth Radio Hour: In Service Of

February 16th, 2021

53:24

In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a …

Love Hurts: Kemp Powers & Beth Bradley

February 12th, 2021

19:37

This week, two stories of love, losing it and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley

The Moth Radio Hour: Chess, Romance and Kathmandu

February 9th, 2021

53:37

The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of …

The Moth Radio Hour: Turning the Page

February 2nd, 2021

53:23

In this hour, stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is …

Right Here, Right Now: Julie Baker & Meg Lavery

January 29th, 2021

22:15

This week, two stories about moments of reckoning.


This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Recording support from Tiffany Goode.

Storytellers: Julie …

The Moth Radio Hour: Ski, Poe, Spa, and Towers

January 26th, 2021

52:25

An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional spa, and a daughter tries to surprise her mom at the World Trade Center …

The Moth Radio Hour: Birds of A Feather

January 19th, 2021

53:24

Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is …

A Little Crush: Tim Lopez & Janine Hilling

January 15th, 2021

19:53

This week, stories of childhood crushes and all the fun and embarrassment they entail.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Janine Hilling

The Moth Radio Hour: Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups

January 12th, 2021

53:09

The Moth Live in Austin, TX: a girl gets “discovered” at charm school; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of …

The Moth Radio Hour: Not What They Seem

January 5th, 2021

53:24

In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio …

Onwards! - Alix Born & Carlton Parks

January 1st, 2021

18:08

In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks

The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling

December 28th, 2020

53:34

A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and …

Put A Fork In It - Annie Share & Pamela Covington

December 25th, 2020

23:14

2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to …

The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories

December 22nd, 2020

54:25

In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the …

The Moth Radio Hour: I Got You

December 15th, 2020

53:24

In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a …

TV Dreams: Jessica Lee Williamson & Wes Hazard

December 11th, 2020

18:51

In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard

The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston

December 8th, 2020

52:41

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in …

Making Moves: Ashley Johnson & Peter Laughter

December 4th, 2020

20:21

In this episode, two stories about making it happen. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Make sure to head to themoth.org/extras to check out more from our storytellers!

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars

December 1st, 2020

52:58

A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton

November 24th, 2020

53:25

A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with …

Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance

November 20th, 2020

15:02

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by Angelica …

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Special 2014

November 17th, 2020

53:23

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special hour is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public …

Swans, Squirrels and Snails: Majdy Fares & Lucie Moses

November 13th, 2020

19:55

This week, two hilarious stories about the lengths we go to for our animal friends. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jalowski, a producer and director at The Moth. Make sure to check out our …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Dublin

November 10th, 2020

53:21

A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay …

The Moth Radio Hour: Past Tense, Future Perfect

November 3rd, 2020

53:26

In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and …

Howlin' at the Moon: Kathleen McKitty Harris & Michael Walz

October 30th, 2020

23:05

This week, we celebrate Halloween and the full moon with two stories about intuition and connecting with the other side. Happy Halloween and have a …

The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark

October 27th, 2020

53:43

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to …

Decisions, Decisions - Jill Chenault & Harjeet Kapor

October 23rd, 2020

19:14

This week, two stories and two choices. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi.

Storytellers: Jill Chenault, Harjeet Kapoor

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

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 …

Marjorie Tahbone: Awakening

November 29th, 2019

21:03

This week, Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone tells us about reconnecting to her culture and her ancestors.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Marjorie Kunaq …

The Moth Radio Hour: A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

November 26th, 2019

53:20

A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director …

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place

November 19th, 2019

53:25

In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling …

The Moth Radio Hour: Around The World

November 12th, 2019

53:19

In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. This …

Veterans Day 2019: Rick Carrier

November 8th, 2019

23:03

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 Army in the …

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

November 5th, 2019

53:18

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

23:16

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 this …

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof

October 29th, 2019

53:20

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 struggles …

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

October 22nd, 2019

53:21

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

In Over My Head: Diana Thompson & Karen Crowley

October 18th, 2019

19:59

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

53:19

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

The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn't Lie

October 8th, 2019

53:21

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

23:44

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 themoth.org.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Matty Struski, …

The Moth Radio Hour: Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

October 1st, 2019

53:18

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 Moth's …

The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations

September 24th, 2019

53:03

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 marks, …

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

September 20th, 2019

18:19

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

53:22

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 confronted with …

Technology Fails: Jill Bergman & Aylie Baker

September 13th, 2019

17:22

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

53:19

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Identity

September 3rd, 2019

53:22

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 Burns. …

City of Angels: Bryan Kett & Julieta Gilbert

August 30th, 2019

17:52

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

53:24

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go

August 20th, 2019

53:20

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 The Moth …

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

August 16th, 2019

20:59

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

52:43

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 Public …

Fowl Language: Drew Sieplinga

August 9th, 2019

15:06

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

53:25

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

53:17

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 produced …

Disaster and Misadventures: Nisse Greenberg & Anagha Mahajan

July 26th, 2019

18:23

This week, two stories of summertime disasters and misadventures.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Nisse Greenberg, Anagha Mahajan

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature

July 23rd, 2019

37:06

This week, grief, family and disaster. A bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster …

The Moth Radio Hour: All The World's A Stage

July 16th, 2019

53:20

In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier …

Assumptions: Adam Ross & Steven Anderson

July 12th, 2019

17:32

This week, we have two stories about assumptions, and you know what they say about assuming…

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival

July 9th, 2019

53:21

In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The …

The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front

July 2nd, 2019

53:20

In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour …

Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50

June 28th, 2019

29:41

This week, we have a special edition of The Moth Podcast, celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We wanted to include a broad range of voices and perspectives for this episode, so we …

The Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides

June 25th, 2019

53:22

This week, a ghost, an angel and a motorcycle ride. The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah …

The Moth Radio Hour: Not For the Faint of Heart

June 18th, 2019

53:20

In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of …

Like Father, Like Son: Majdy Fares & Adam Ellick

June 14th, 2019

18:09

This week, we're celebrating Father's Day with two stories from two sons, all about Dad.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Adam Ellick

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