The Moth

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 act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.... Show More

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This week, two stories about the music that shapes our lives. Hosted by: ‘Steely’ Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ty Mahany, Ernesto Quinonez

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August 13, 2019 52 min

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 Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Matthew Dicks, Walter Pavlo, Nina Mitchell

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August 9, 2019 15 min

This week, one woman’s complicated love of language. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Drew Sieplinga

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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Ed Gavagan, Stephanie Summerville, Malcolm Gladwell Note: so... Read more

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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Ed Gavagan, Stephanie Summerville, Malcolm Gladwell Note: so... Read more

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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 by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Ritija Gupta, Mercy Lung'aho, Dihan Hossain, Joan Juliet Buck

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This week, two stories of summertime disasters and misadventures. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Nisse Greenberg, Anagha Mahajan

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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 strikes. The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Etgar Keret, Carl Pillitteri

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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 stationed in Iraq. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Teller, Gaelynn Lea, Daniel Sperling, Carmen Aguirre

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This week, we have two stories about assumptions, and you know what they say about assuming… Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Adam Ross, Steven Anderson

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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 stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Publi... Read more

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July 2, 2019 53 min

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 Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Les Strayhorn, Michael McNamee, Robin U... Read more

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June 28, 2019 29 min

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 have two Moth stories from LGBTQ storytellers, Richard Cardillo and Sonia Audi, and two interviews, one with Stonewall Veteran Martin Boyce, and one with poet and activist Kay Ulanday Barrett. Hosted by: Dame Wilbu... Read more

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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 McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: ... Read more

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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 Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Jessica Pan, Nick Revell, Katie Houghton-Ward, Sudhesh Dahad 

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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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Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom; “bible bucks” at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer; an alpha big brother; an imaginary last meal; the Bad News Bears of high school Basketball; and the need for romantic decluttering. Hosted by: Jennifer Hixson Storytellers: Chris Rasheed, Kevin McAuliffe, Jennifer Lee, Kate Greathead, Alan Gordon, Karen Duffin, Alvin Lau

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June 7, 2019 21 min

This week, we’re celebrating the legacy of legendary filmmaker, Warren Miller, and host Dan Kennedy shares his personal connection to Warren. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Warren Miller

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An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her crush is in a gang, and a presidential speech writer has a secret. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison and Viki Merrick of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz, Deborah Allen Carr, and Jon Lovett

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In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bonds of family provide. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Sharif El-Mekki, NeShaune Lasley, Rebecca Barry, Caitlin McNaughton, Warren Holleman

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