The Moth

The Moth

United States

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.

Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun  

Three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. […]

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Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik  

Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna. Storytellers: Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

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The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie  

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi. To view photos or to read more from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storyteller: Barbara Collins Bowie Host: CJ Hunt

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500th Episode Special  

On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting. Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Erin Barker, Kate Braestrup, and Taylor […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong  

A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. […]

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Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie  

Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother but can’t escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride. Storytellers: Robert Sherer and Ann Jankie.

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Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch  

In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it’s still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius. Storytellers: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch.

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The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators  

In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; from meetings with Colonels to dances with Hephzibah. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small  

A man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced […]

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On The Line: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates & Samuel Leighton-Dore  

A woman on a blind-date sees (and feels) the light, and a young boy tries to send a message but gets some wires crossed. Two stories in this episode of The Moth all about putting yourself on the line and risking it all. Storytellers: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates, and Samuel Leighton-Dore.

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Stories of Pride: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear & Gil Reyes  

Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, being whatever. Kiri Bear learns that some bonds are stronger biology. And Gil Reyes receives the best gift ever from the love of his life. Storytellers: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear, and Gil Reyes. There are so many stories and shades of pride within the LGBTQIA+ community, […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops  

A man embraces his father’s music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father’s funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth’s 20th Anniversary Special  

In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex. And a pragmatic idealist learns to listen deeply. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive […]

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Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor  

20 years ago, to the day, was The Moth’s first-ever storytelling event. To celebrate we’re sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her family tree and ancestors’ past. Storyteller: Vy Higginsen

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The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Oops: Blunders Large and Small  

A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom returns from a trip to India; an online shopping session goes awry; and a college student is drawn into the civil rights movement. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations  

A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Aaron Naparsteck, Ann Daniels, and […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017  

A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother’s deathbed, and a man finds a mother’s love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). […]

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Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song  

A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.

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The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds  

A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Music Festival in the face of a death threat, and Damien Echols […]

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The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World  

A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance. Those stories and more. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The […]

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