The Moth

By The Moth

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Description

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.


Episode Date
New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron
20:04

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.

Jun 15, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart
53:28

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 a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Janna Levin, Kodi Azari, Eric S. Lander

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Jun 12, 2018
David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat
24:28

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 Dickerson, and David Lepelstat.

Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

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Jun 08, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMs: Life and Death
53:29

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 by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Jeff Simmermon, Tim Manley, Sofia Stefanovic, Neshama Franklin, Colin Ryan, Suzanne Barakat.


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Jun 05, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stalliion
53:29

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 Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Mack Dryden, Janice Bartley, Brian Gavagan, Alexis Chin, and Lucy.

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May 29, 2018
Diavian Walters & Lori Gottlieb
28:22

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

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May 25, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal
53:17

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 and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Chris Fischer, Evan Kleiman, Abhishek Shah, and Roy Choi.

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May 23, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs
53:22

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 Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Gina Sampaio, Anagha Mahajan, Maxie Jones, Matty Struski, and Tony Cyprien.

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May 15, 2018
Brianna Wolfson & Richard Garriott
23:26

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 Garriott.

Hosted by Dan Kennedy. The Moth podcast is produced by Timothy Lou Ly.

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May 11, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World
53:23

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 Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverley Engelman.

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May 08, 2018
Three Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw & Alexandra Rosas
21:34

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 be a parent with the help of TV.

For pictures and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org

Storytellers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw, and Alexandra Rosas.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

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May 04, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Sydney
53:23

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 undercover in North Korea. Hosted by David Crabb with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Omar Musa, Dan Illic, and Suki Kim.

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May 02, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human
53:21

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.

To view photos and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org.

Storytellers: Cynthia Shelby Lane, Natasha Guynes, Matt Brown, and Daniel Turpin.

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Apr 24, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers
53:16

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 hopeful couples. Those stories and more. 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.

Storytellers: Laura Zimmermann, David Cole, Niccolo Aeed, Denise Scheuermann, Caroline Abilat, and Ed Gavagan.

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Apr 17, 2018
A World of Difference: Sofija Stefanovic & Andy Fischer-Price
32:25

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.

Storytellers: Sofija Stefanovic and Andy Fischer-Price.

Hosted by Dan Kennedy. The Moth podcast is produced by Timothy Lou Ly.

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Apr 13, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Zimbabwe, Camping, Goths and Grace
53:29

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 The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: David Crabb, Petina Gappah, Liz Allen, and Kate Braestrup.

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Apr 10, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing On An Alien Sea
53:31

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 A is larger than C. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: James McClintock, Lone Frank, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and Ellen Stofan.

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Apr 03, 2018
The Moth Podcast 10th Anniversary Special: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel
39:01

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 to The Moth staff. Each story comes from a different part of The Moth’s departments: SLAM, education, and Mainstage for a full-scope of tales to enjoy.

A Catholic school student is singled out by an unexpected person, a teacher is overcome on a day of celebration, and a radio-host is at the center of a debate of identity.

Storytellers: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel.

This episode was hosted by Lauren Gonzalez, Jodi Powell, and Chloe Salmon. Jenelle Pfifer also helped direct Carol Daniel’s story in this episode.

Contest Details: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Moth Podcast, we are looking for the ultimate Moth fan to host an upcoming podcast episode. 

So, whether you have been with The Moth since the beginning or you just found us but can’t now live without us, go to themoth.org/contest to learn how to throw your name into the hat to be considered for this special opportunity.

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Mar 31, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy
53:30

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 Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols.

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Mar 27, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence: Too Much, Too Little?
53:25

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 Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Aleeza Kazm, Dante Jackson, David Crabb, Sam Shepard, and Sarah Lee Nakintu.

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Mar 20, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Global Stories of Women and Girls
53:22

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 smites down her enemies. Those stories and more. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Mary Hamilton, Esther Ngumbi, Jon Howe, Emely Recinos, Anne Moraa, and Fatou Wurie.

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Mar 13, 2018
Stories from Nairobi: Sandra Kimokoti, Rehema Nanfuka & Bina Maseno
25:18

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 eagerly awaits election results when she runs for political office.

Storytellers: Sandra Kimokoti, Rehema Nanfuka, and Bina Maseno.

Hosted by: Lola Okusami

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Mar 09, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar
53:20

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 adventure and a woman takes in a history buff in need of shelter. This hour includes an interview with Patricia Wheeler, Michigan StorySLAM producer. Hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Dame Wilburn, Tina Zimmerman, Eddie Hejka, and Michelle Fecteau.

For photos and other extras from this episode, please visit: TheMoth.org

Originally podcasted: 6/7/2016

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Mar 06, 2018
Home and Abroad: Paul Murray, Margie Morris, and Chandrika Naryanan-Mohan
21:52

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, Margie Morris, and Chandrika Naryanan-Mohan.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

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Mar 02, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: London Calling — with Crossfire, and a Vampire
53:29

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 a mother and a war correspondent. 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: Neil Gaiman, Matt Day, Bisi Alimi, and Christina Lamb.

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Feb 27, 2018