The Moth Podcast

The Moth Podcast

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: Live from Boston  

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 child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The […]

From Princeton to Prison  

An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of crime. Storyteller: Mahmoud Reza Banki

The Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA  

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 man.” Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Auctions and Boxers  

In this episode, George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine’s; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December  

A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. 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 Media. Storytellers: Adam Ruben, Pierre Epstein, Ed McCarthy, Katie Fales, Catherine […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Prosthetics, Boot Camp and Heartache  

In this hour, double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in […]

Hail Mary & Gethwana Mahlase  

In this episode, we head to South Africa for the first ever Johannesburg Mainstage show. A woman confronts her fears by sharing a personal truth, and a career-woman takes a leap of faith.

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof  

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 with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our […]

Michael VonAllmen & Ted Conover  

A man vows to help his fellow ex-inmate, and a man pays a price for the tough attitude he develops as a corrections officer.

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day 2016: Iraq, Aircraft Carriers & Candy  

A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive father, an Iraqi man risks his life working as a translator for the armed forces. Storytellers: Ted Hartley, Taniki Richard, and Abbas Mousa.

Election Day: Savannah, Georgia 1948  

A woman learns the value of voting after a conversation she has with her mother.

The Moth Radio Hour: Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop  

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 childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and […]

Matt Mercier, Brian Brown & Joe Charnitski  

A man has a séance to contact Edgar Allen Poe, a campfire myth is told, and a group of friends go ghost hunting.

Tony Birch & Brad Lawrence  

A rebellious teen copes with an abusive father and his crush on the girl from the fruit stand. And a young boy learns to see past his sins after being exorcised in an elevator by Evangelical Christians.

Tara Clancy & Adrienne Truscott  

A girl from Queens learns to think big, and a performance artist receives a death threat.

Tracy Rowland & Carlos Kotkin  

A woman dates a musician who has a dependent relationship with a life coach, and a man becomes a new father sooner than expected.

The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast  

In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman.

The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common  

In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Storytellers: Ashok Ramasubramanian, Jane Green, Shayk Umar, Cybele Abbett

The Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date  

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 be a member of The Honor Guard, a mourning woman looks for solace in swing dancing, a computer hacker messes with the algorithms of OKCupid. Storytellers: Carol Leifer, Adrian Estrada, Vicki Juditz, and Chris McKinlay.

The Moth Radio Hour: REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus  

In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist acrobats..at the height of the cold war. Storytellers: Gordon Edelstein, Padma Lakshmi, and Paul Binder.

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