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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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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 …

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