The Moth

25 EpisodesProduced by The Moth

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: Occasional Magic

March 19th, 2019


In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay …

Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

March 15th, 2019


On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find …

The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam

March 12th, 2019


A teenager discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request; a child breaks the teacher’s rules; and an Imam becomes a chaplain …

The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

March 6th, 2019


In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth …

International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu

March 1st, 2019


On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to …

The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

February 26th, 2019


A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.

Black History Month: Emily Richmond and Maxie Jones

February 22nd, 2019


This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a …

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Martha’s Vineyard

February 19th, 2019


A mother monitors her teen’s internet use; a preacher’s husband feels the love of community; and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Live in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik.

The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness

February 12th, 2019


In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in …

The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music

February 5th, 2019


In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners.

Hosted by: …

Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

February 1st, 2019


On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge

The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary

January 29th, 2019


A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices

January 22nd, 2019


In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by …

The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight

January 15th, 2019


In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria …

Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei

January 11th, 2019


On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America.

Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

The Moth Radio Hour: Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge

January 8th, 2019


A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates …

The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert

January 4th, 2019


On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.

Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve and Protect

January 1st, 2019


In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. …

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves

December 25th, 2018


A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for …

Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers

December 21st, 2018


On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the …

The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

December 18th, 2018


In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. …

Unexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre

December 14th, 2018


On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts…Zanele Chisholm …

The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

December 11th, 2018


A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English …

The Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break

December 4th, 2018


Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban …

World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse

November 30th, 2018


2018 is the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. This episode is dedicated to the values he fought for: promoting equity, community …

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