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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 ...Show More
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The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling

54:43 | Sep 26th, 2017

A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical...Show More
Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi

32:40 | Jul 20th, 2018

Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide. Storytellers: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi Hosted by Dan Kennedy For more information about Jonathan Santlofer, his books, ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

53:30 | Mar 27th, 2018

A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Hosted by Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Ra...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong

54:32 | Aug 8th, 2017

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 R...Show More
Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song

21:43 | May 9th, 2017

A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.
The Moth Radio Hour: Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK

53:25 | Aug 6th

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 M...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food

53:17 | Jul 30th

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...Show More
Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up!

18:04 | Sep 19th, 2017

Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander
The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie

16:50 | Aug 22nd, 2017

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
500th Episode Special

58:31 | Aug 15th, 2017

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...Show More
Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie

17:40 | Aug 1st, 2017

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.
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators

54:53 | Jul 18th, 2017

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....Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small

55:03 | Jul 11th, 2017

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 ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Alzheimers, Russia and Landfill

55:29 | May 2nd, 2017

A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied, and a journal...Show More
Find Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Bremen

24:40 | Apr 18th, 2017

This week, two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. A tour guide is put through his paces on a trip through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors to Biscayne National Park’s shores. Go adventure, an...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, Super Markets and Coney Island

55:30 | Jan 31st, 2017

In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Isla...Show More
Hail Mary & Gethwana Mahlase

25:12 | Dec 6th, 2016

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: Letting Go

53:20 | Aug 20th

In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Publ...Show More
Rock 'n' Roll High School: Ty Mahany & Ernesto Quinonez

20:59 | Aug 16th

This week, two stories about the music that shapes our lives. Hosted by: ‘Steely’ Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ty Mahany, Ernesto Quinonez
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Boston

52:43 | Aug 13th

A boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive details his descent into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape.
Fowl Language: Drew Sieplinga

15:06 | Aug 9th

This week, one woman’s complicated love of language. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Drew Sieplinga
Disaster and Misadventures: Nisse Greenberg & Anagha Mahajan

18:23 | Jul 26th

This week, two stories of summertime disasters and misadventures. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Nisse Greenberg, Anagha Mahajan
The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature

37:06 | Jul 23rd

A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes.
The Moth Radio Hour: All The World's A Stage

53:20 | Jul 16th

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 ...Show More
Assumptions: Adam Ross & Steven Anderson

17:32 | Jul 12th

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
The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front

53:20 | Jul 2nd

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...Show More
Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50

29:42 | Jun 28th

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 LGB...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides

53:22 | Jun 25th

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 clos...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Not For the Faint of Heart

53:20 | Jun 18th

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 b...Show More
Like Father, Like Son: Majdy Fares & Adam Ellick

18:09 | Jun 14th

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
The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers

53:24 | Jun 11th

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 decl...Show More
Remembering Warren Miller

21:41 | Jun 7th

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
The Moth Radio Hour: Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

53:20 | Jun 4th

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. Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz, D...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind

53:21 | May 28th

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 Lasle...Show More
School's Out!: Joanna Courteau & Gabe Mollica

16:35 | May 24th

This week, two stories from school days just in time for summer vacation. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Joanna Courteau, Gabe Mollica
The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan

53:20 | May 21st

A writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father.
The Motor City That Never Sleeps: Isabelle Raphael & Michelle Robertson

21:32 | May 17th

This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and Detroit. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy, Dame Wil...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: A Flight Attendant, A Refugee, and A Preacher

53:21 | May 14th

In this hour, a flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of gas, a young preacher in 1960s Texas ends u...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

53:21 | May 7th

In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Sandr...Show More
Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud

15:15 | May 3rd

This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ali Muldrow, Michelle Cloud
The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks

53:24 | Apr 30th

A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening.
The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest Is History

53:20 | Apr 23rd

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide .People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Th...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Immigration Nation

45:54 | Apr 16th

In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. 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 b...Show More
Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith

24:13 | Apr 12th

This week, we're rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony Griffith, in honor of his new book. We follow up with Anthony in a brand new interview about the day he told thi...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

53:02 | Apr 9th

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her moth...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes

53:01 | Apr 2nd

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlant...Show More
Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

29:12 | Mar 29th

This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition and a people who are working to keep it alive today. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Michael Devlin, Clai...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse

53:26 | Mar 26th

A boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match; a prisoner is contacted by his daughter; a high school principal helps a student in need; a teenager interns at a hospital; and a nurse acts fast to save a life.
The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic

53:20 | Mar 19th

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 Allison of Atlantic Public Media. The M...Show More
Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

20:15 | Mar 15th

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 Occasional Magic anywhere you buy your books ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam

54:55 | Mar 12th

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 in the New York City Police Department.
The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

54:04 | Mar 6th

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.  Storytellers:Kay Elmsley Weeden, ...Show More
International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu

17:55 | Mar 1st

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 escape the village life. Hosted by: Dan Ken...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

52:37 | Feb 26th

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

23:15 | Feb 22nd

This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey; and Maxie Jones witnesses a historic night in Harlem, NY. R. Eric Thomas recorded this e...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Martha’s Vineyard

52:29 | Feb 19th

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. Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness

52:10 | Feb 12th

In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz,...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music

52:33 | Feb 5th

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung
Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

15:57 | Feb 1st

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

53:06 | Jan 29th

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.
The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices

52:24 | Jan 22nd

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 and Jay Allison of Atlantic Pu...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight

51:45 | Jan 15th

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 Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Ang...Show More
Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei

14:28 | Jan 11th

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

51:07 | Jan 8th

A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.
The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert

20:47 | Jan 4th

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

53:33 | Jan 1st

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. Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes o...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves

52:26 | Dec 25th, 2018

A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a “Hollywood” style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, a...Show More
Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers

17:51 | Dec 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 holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition. Storytellers: Renata Sancken...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

53:31 | Dec 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. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Alliso...Show More
Unexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre

18:04 | Dec 14th, 2018

On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts…Zanele Chisholm learns who she is when others learn her name, and Isabel DeBre’s family gets an unconventional pet. Storytellers...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

53:31 | Dec 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 woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decisi...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break

53:27 | Dec 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 housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sa...Show More
World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse

18:42 | Nov 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 service, education for all, and to the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. Jamie experiences prejudice from his denta...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

53:29 | Nov 27th, 2018

In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Th...Show More
Dinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn

17:26 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Storyteller: Adam Linn Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.mrsfields.com/ www.theglenlivet.com/moth www.gillette.com/ www.bostonbeer.com/
The Moth Radio Hour: Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy

53:35 | Nov 20th, 2018

A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt. Hosted by The Moth’s Art...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory

53:27 | Nov 13th, 2018

In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth...Show More
A Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin

17:42 | Nov 9th, 2018

Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt. Storyteller: Jaed Coffin Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:
The Moth Radio Hour: Dear Meat, Dance Moves, and Motherhood

53:29 | Nov 6th, 2018

A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching hal...Show More
Give Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz

26:10 | Nov 2nd, 2018

In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love. And a special note from Robin. She writes: I would love to give a sh...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War

53:28 | Oct 30th, 2018

A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Seba...Show More
From The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett

16:08 | Oct 26th, 2018

On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod witnesses a mysterious creature that goes bump in the middle of the night, and Bryan Kett pledge...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

53:29 | Oct 23rd, 2018

In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: O...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories

53:23 | Oct 16th, 2018

In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Story...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels

53:28 | Oct 9th, 2018

In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlan...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Disney, Racecars, and Red Sox

53:29 | Oct 2nd, 2018

In this episode from the Moth archives a comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a young man doesn't let his lack of eyesight restrict his mobility.  ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Astronauts, Family Tree, and Drips

53:28 | Sep 25th, 2018

A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor, and astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble ...Show More
Travel Tales: Reza Jalali & Emily Matuzek

25:14 | Sep 21st, 2018

In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we'll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek. Reza Jalali *returns to an unfamiliar home that's been ravaged by war. *Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Stepchild, Big Brother, Mugshot

53:29 | Sep 18th, 2018

Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a teenager rebels after her brother is disowned. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Je...Show More
Travel Tales: Emma John & T. Richard Corcoran

26:06 | Sep 14th, 2018

In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we'll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran. Emma John brings a friend's young daughter on...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Saints, and Secrets

53:30 | Sep 11th, 2018

A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native cou...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson, Wyoming

53:29 | Sep 4th, 2018

In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and home, a potential romance takes a dark turn, and a woman’s heritage dangles over oblivion by a thread. Hos...Show More
Eno Inwek, Caoimhe Creed & Martin Hughes

22:37 | Aug 31st, 2018

On today's episode, three stories for you. Eno Inwek turns to the internet in search of a good deal. Caoimhe Creed takes a bold stand for minimum wage. Martin Hughes’ has a Christmas tradition, and standard text message rates apply. If you would lik...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds

53:30 | Aug 28th, 2018

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 M...Show More
Mischief & Mayhem: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler

16:17 | Aug 24th, 2018

A young girl's imagination runs amok with very real world consequences, and a high school junior is forced to satisfy a sweet tooth against the doctor's wishes. Storytellers: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler. Hosted by Dan Kennedy. Sponsored by: ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Texas Hold' Em, Kin, and Cloistered Nuns

53:28 | Aug 21st, 2018

Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young woman is about to give birth just as her grandfather is dying, and a Holocaust survivor describes hiding...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: In Transit!

53:18 | Aug 14th, 2018

In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Belal Mobara...Show More
Tony Buba: The Rosary, The Vampire, and George Romero

19:02 | Aug 10th, 2018

An aspiring filmmaker foregoes big city lights for blood and vampires in Pennsylvania. Storyteller: Tony Buba Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth
The Moth Radio Hour: Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food

53:29 | Aug 7th, 2018

A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about re...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City

53:26 | Jul 31st, 2018

In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. Hosted by CJ Hunt. The Moth Radio Hou...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye

53:29 | Jul 24th, 2018

In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Wood...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Language, Coins and a Proposal

53:27 | Jul 17th, 2018

Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes mar...Show More
Beyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams

33:16 | Jul 13th, 2018

A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Grandparents, Pole Dancing, and Lust

53:32 | Jul 10th, 2018

A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over....Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass

53:26 | Jul 3rd, 2018

In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Med...Show More
The Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison

23:03 | Jun 29th, 2018

Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking. Storytellers: Bill Russell and Journey Jamison. Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.c...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date

53:27 | Jun 26th, 2018

After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch m...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure

53:27 | Jun 19th, 2018

In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness, also interviews the fathers in her own family. The Moth ...Show More
New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron

20:04 | Jun 15th, 2018

To celebrate Pride Month, we hear from three storytellers embarking on each of their new lives. Jill McDonough meets the girl at the rock show. Owen Lewis embraces a new moniker. Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.
The Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

53:28 | Jun 12th, 2018

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and...Show More
David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat

24:28 | Jun 8th, 2018

David Coven hears a poem that sticks with him for life. Terin Dickerson nurtures his art through a living canvas. David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation. Storytellers: David Coven, Terin Dicke...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMs: Life and Death

53:29 | Jun 5th, 2018

In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy. Hosted b...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stalliion

53:29 | May 29th, 2018

In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s ...Show More
Diavian Walters & Lori Gottlieb

28:22 | May 25th, 2018

Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package. Storytellers: Diavian Walters and Lori Gottlieb Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/M...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal

53:17 | May 23rd, 2018

Originally podcasted: 2/23/2016 A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs

53:22 | May 15th, 2018

In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Alli...Show More
Brianna Wolfson & Richard Garriott

23:26 | May 11th, 2018

A young girl navigates the pressures of living a double-life, and the limits of a man's physical vision turn into the view from space. For pictures and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storytellers: Brianna Wolfson and Richard Garr...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World

53:23 | May 8th, 2018

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer Sarah ...Show More
Three Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw & Alexandra Rosas

21:34 | May 4th, 2018

In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child. Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter. Alexandra Rosas learns to a parent with the help of TV. For pictures and other extras from thi...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Sydney

53:21 | May 2nd, 2018

A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of rap music, a comic’s questionable joke makes him the most hated man in Australia, and a journalist goes ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human

53:21 | Apr 24th, 2018

In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. 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. ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers

53:16 | Apr 17th, 2018

In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday gift exchange is botched; and a Medical Laboratory Technician in a fertility clinic secretly blesses hop...Show More
A World of Difference: Sofija Stefanovic & Andy Fischer-Price

32:25 | Apr 13th, 2018

In this episode of the podcast we share two stories of the world leaving it's mark on us. Sofija Stefanovic leaves her communist Serbian roots behind for a new life abroad, and Andy Fischer-Price has a chapter of his family's history reopened. Story...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Zimbabwe, Camping, Goths and Grace

53:29 | Apr 10th, 2018

A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of a crime. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by Th...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing On An Alien Sea

53:31 | Apr 3rd, 2018

In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes...Show More
The Moth Podcast 10th Anniversary Special: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel

39:01 | Mar 31st, 2018

Last year The Moth celebrated 500 episodes of our podcast with some of our favorite stories through the years. But this year for our 10th anniversary of the podcast, we look ahead to the future with never-heard stories from some our newest additions ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence: Too Much, Too Little?

53:25 | Mar 20th, 2018

In this hour, stories about confidence and uncertainty. A young girl is confronted with color and identity; a teenager lets loose at his school dance; and a massage goes awry. Those stories and more. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Global Stories of Women and Girls

53:22 | Mar 13th, 2018

In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her mother has bigger ideas; a teenager's failing sight is revealed during a game of kickball; and a woman smit...Show More
Stories from Nairobi: Sandra Kimokoti, Rehema Nanfuka & Bina Maseno

25:18 | Mar 9th, 2018

In this episode, we share three stories from our Global Community workshop and showcase in Nairobi, Kenya. Sandra Kimokoti is challenged by ideas about body image and femininity. Rehema Nanfuka tries to address an issue on-screen and off. Bina Maseno...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar

53:20 | Mar 6th, 2018

In this hour, a celebration of Moth stories and storytellers from Michigan. A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-home mother contemplates becoming a minister, the father of an autistic child describes his son’s perilous...Show More
Home and Abroad: Paul Murray, Margie Morris, and Chandrika Naryanan-Mohan

21:52 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Paul Murray indulges in forbidden (and fermented) fruit in Italy. Margie Morris brings back gifts for her child's classmates - just not the ones she thought. Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan has a life dictated by her visa. Storytellers: Paul Murray, Margi...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: London Calling — with Crossfire, and a Vampire

53:29 | Feb 27th, 2018

Originally podcasted: 1/26/16 Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold truth on live television and Christina Lamb talks about her double life as...Show More
A Tribute To Bokara

32:59 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In this episode, we take a look back at two of our favorite stories from Bokara Legendre. Hear how Bokara turned from socialite to social activist, and the story of how she found herself at the coronation of a king. Hosted by: Catherine Burns
The Moth Radio Hour: Singing, Sewing, Suits and Cemeteries

53:30 | Feb 20th, 2018

An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a young woman discovers the beauty in the hometown she’d left behind years before. Hosted by The Moth’s Art...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: In The Name Of Love

53:21 | Feb 13th, 2018

In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes to appreciate his roots; a love song becomes a love story; and a man battles the law to protect his hu...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults

54:33 | Feb 6th, 2018

In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and J...Show More
Culture and Legacy: Mmachi Dimoriaku & Sharif El-Mekki

17:28 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name, and Sharif El-Mekki walks in the shadow of his parents. Storytellers: Mmachi Dimoriaku and Sharif El-Mekki
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dublin

53:21 | Jan 30th, 2018

A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

53:23 | Jan 23rd, 2018

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is e...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises

53:57 | Jan 16th, 2018

In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. Hosted by The Moth’s Artisti...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth

53:55 | Jan 9th, 2018

In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue missio...Show More
Progress Not Perfection

25:05 | Jan 2nd, 2018

On this week’s episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives. Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad. Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way. Rac...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories

55:30 | Dec 26th, 2017

In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man wait...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs

55:27 | Dec 19th, 2017

A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, an...Show More
The Denver Battle of the SLAMs

25:50 | Dec 12th, 2017

On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and ...Show More
Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering

53:48 | Dec 5th, 2017

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on...Show More
World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane

27:45 | Nov 28th, 2017

In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.
The Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted

54:33 | Nov 21st, 2017

Repodcast: A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps the FBI capture America’s Most Wanted. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austi...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War

54:42 | Nov 14th, 2017

In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hos...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston

55:29 | Nov 7th, 2017

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of h...Show More
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

18:24 | Oct 31st, 2017

Get your running shoes on, because on today’s episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Storytellers: Steve Clark and Megan McNally Hosted by: Dan Kenned...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things

53:19 | Oct 24th, 2017

In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. To see photos from this episode visit: TheMoth.org Hosted...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

53:59 | Oct 17th, 2017

A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness....Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

54:37 | Oct 10th, 2017

A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses...Show More
Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair

23:42 | Oct 3rd, 2017

A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.
Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops

14:03 | Sep 12th, 2017

A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone
The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

54:38 | Sep 5th, 2017

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 mil...Show More
Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

24:04 | Aug 29th, 2017

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
Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch

23:15 | Jul 25th, 2017

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

16:16 | Jul 4th, 2017

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

28:42 | Jun 27th, 2017

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 R...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

54:48 | Jun 20th, 2017

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 i...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth’s 20th Anniversary Special

54:53 | Jun 13th, 2017

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. An...Show More
Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor

19:02 | Jun 6th, 2017

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

55:22 | May 30th, 2017

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 D...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations

54:36 | May 23rd, 2017

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 ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017

54:39 | May 16th, 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 ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds

55:29 | May 3rd, 2017

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 M...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World

54:55 | Apr 25th, 2017

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, ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin

53:17 | Apr 11th, 2017

A heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark

54:38 | Apr 3rd, 2017

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. Th...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers

54:23 | Mar 28th, 2017

A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave,...Show More
Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert

17:36 | Mar 21st, 2017

In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel
The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems

54:39 | Mar 14th, 2017

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hai...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep

54:51 | Mar 7th, 2017

A basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. Hosted by The Moth’s Se...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival

54:26 | Feb 28th, 2017

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 p...Show More
Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving

18:46 | Feb 21st, 2017

This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving
Valentine’s Day Special 2017: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer & Lucy Huber

25:56 | Feb 14th, 2017

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine’s Day is all about, and a surprise proposal is even more une...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Leaving, Loving & Coming Home

54:36 | Feb 7th, 2017

In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is pro...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo

55:05 | Jan 24th, 2017

An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn’t “Korean enough,” and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom. Hosted by The Mot...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston

54:27 | Jan 17th, 2017

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 ...Show More
Mahmoud Reza Banki: From Princeton to Prison

18:52 | Jan 10th, 2017

An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of a crime. Storyteller: Mahmoud Reza Banki
The Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA

55:09 | Jan 3rd, 2017

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 Sen...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December

55:03 | Dec 20th, 2016

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 ...Show More
The Moth Radio Hour: Prosthetics, Boot Camp and Heartache

55:16 | Dec 13th, 2016

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 leade...Show More