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Sharon
 Dec 7, 2022
I usually go for science podcasts, but I honestly think everyone living should be listening to this. We all need to see life through other people's eyes to increase understanding of our world.

Alan
 Jun 28, 2022
entertaining. Great community.

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 May 25, 2022
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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
An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith
22:42

We hear two stories about growing up, as well as listen to a preview of The Moth’s spinoff podcast: Grown.

Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com

If you’re a student and want to bring Moth programming to your school, visit our website themoth.org/students. If you’re a teacher, visit themoth.org/education/teachers

Hosted by: Devin Elise Wilson

Storytellers:

Mariama Diallo learns to stand up for herself, and her brother.

PT Smith discovers the magic of reading

Feb 03, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances
53:26

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 The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril.

Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day.

Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.

Jan 31, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: Driven
53:27

Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is hosted by Moth Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers:

Juliette Holmes experiences segregation first hand as a child in Georgia.

Tracey Crosier interviews for a radio job and gets more than she bargained for.

Jennifer Leahy deals with the death of a patient for the first time.

Omar Qureshi tries to show his cousin a good time when he visits the US.

Jan 24, 2023
Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour
26:13

On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson.

If you want to learn more about the ongoing revolutionary movement in Iran, Mojdeh recommends following the Instagram accounts @from____Iran and @collectiveforblackiranians for information on what's happening in English.

Storyteller: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

Jan 20, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.
53:26

In this hour, stories about guts and courage. This episode is 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

AJ Jacobs

Aleathia Brown

Kwong Yue Yang

Nisha Coleman

Leonard Lee Smith

Jan 17, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks
53:26

In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

Storytellers:

Andrew McGill learns more about his father than he bargained for.

Aspiring primate veterinarian Estella Z Jones has a shift in perspective about her own life after seeing animals in the wild.

Ashamed of not knowing how to ride a bike, Francesca Hays attempts to learn in secret.

Michael Corso enters a stock car race for blind drivers.

Jan 10, 2023
New Beginnings: Dan Kennedy and Ophira Eisenberg
21:43

On this episode, we hear two stories about new years and new beginnings. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers:

Dan Kennedy tries to make his new years’… explosive.

Ophira Eisenberg has a magical new years in a magical city.

Jan 06, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth's 20th Anniversary Special
53:34

This episode, we revisit our 20th anniversary special, playing some of our favorite stories from The Moth’s history. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Richie DiSalvo

Jessi Klein

Sisonke Msimang

Jan 03, 2023
The Moth Radio Hour: Eyewitness
53:27

This week, we bear witness. From a Soviet labor camp, to a school desegregation, to a fight over books. This episode is hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers:

Toby Price

Sybil Jordan Hampton

Victor Levenstein

Dec 27, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: All Dressed Up
53:29

Don your finest duds! This week, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes -- from DIY threads to silk blouses, from a prison visiting room to a runway in France. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Tween Horace Sanders creates a homemade Halloween costume.

Deepa Ambekar is caught off guard by a prison's dress code for visitors.

Zakiya Minifee fails to heed her mother's fashion advice. 

Adrienne Burris is certain that her new husband has ruined her favorite blouse. 

Graham Shelby joins the football team as a gentle teenager. 

Model Norma Jean Darden participates in a historic catwalk battle. 

Dec 20, 2022
25 Years of Stories: All The Way Back
31:50

On this episode, we take a look back at the beginning of The Moth, and hear a story from our founder - George Dawes Green. This episode is hosted by Melvin Estrella and Pegi Vail.

Storyteller

George Dawes Green describes his encounters with the many characters of Surrency, Georgia while working on a crisis hotline.

If you’d like to listen to the stories Pegi and Melvin mentioned, here are links:

Reflections From Space by Frederick Hauck

Merci by Candido Tirado and Carmen Rivera

Dec 16, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Gifts of December
53:28

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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Adam Ruben is at a loss when it comes to buying Christmas gifts.

Pierre Epstein is a little boy tracking the progress of his Uncle Igor's escape from Nazi-occupied France.

Ed McCarthy break sinto the house he grew up in to rescue a precious box of Christmas decorations.

Katie Fales grandfather is a rancher who was to rescue a bunch of stranded steer.

Catherine McCarthy finally admits she's homesick during Christmas in Thailand.

David Frieberg and his son are amazed by an accidental forest during a blizzard in NYC.

Denise Scheurmann has a terminally ill father but her neighbors don't forget to light her Christmas luminaries.

Dec 13, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten
53:27

In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations. This show is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Judit Samper Albero uses her artistic talent to save money.

Shaun Gohel accidentally manifests a girlfriend.

Dave Moran prepares to argue in front of the Supreme Court.

Camille Qurban almost has her cover blown at a child's birthday party.

Ishmael Beah describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.

Dec 06, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Searching for Direction
28:45

On this episode, we get in the holiday spirit with a tale about a very special Xmas. Then, we discuss how directors can shape Moth stories. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storyteller:

Peter Aguero

Dec 02, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering
53:28

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 a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. 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:

Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land.

Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet.

Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home.

Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.

Nov 29, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: You Can't Go Back
53:29

In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. This episode is hosted by Moth 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:

Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo.

Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her immigrant husband's past.

Steve Peebles is offered a role in a high school play, despite being an adult.

Kimberly Reed confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.

Nov 22, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Finding Community
28:17

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 1999, to the origins of the Moth’s community program. We’ll have a story about The Mets, and one about life after prison. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen.

Storytellers:

Marie Hershkowitz

David Gaskin

Nov 18, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War
53:29

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. 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:

Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound.

Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war.

Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.

Nov 15, 2022
25 Years of Stories: One Plus One Plus One Plus…
23:15

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2000, the origin of the Moth StorySLAMs. In lieu of bringing you to an actual show, we’ll be playing ten abbreviated versions of GrandSLAM-winning stories. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson.

Storytellers:

Donna Otter

Tere Negrete

Vivienne Anderson

Pam Burrell

Juliette Holmes

Craig Mangum

Ruby Cooper

Phyllis Bowdwin

Wilson Seely and

Ray Christian

For more information on all of our storytellers, go to the moth.org/extras.

Nov 11, 2022
The Moth Radio Hours: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion
53:30

This week, stories about adventures and thrills. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Mack Dryden

Janice Bartley

Brian Gavagan

Lex Jade

Lucy Hayward

Nov 08, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Guiding Lights
53:27

In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

André De Shields is inspired by his sister and muse, Iris. 

Bud Trillin and a Chinatown chicken play tic-tac-toe. 

In the wake of an unfathomable loss, Francine Lobis Wheeler must navigate grieving in the public eye. 

Nov 01, 2022
25 Years of Stories: A Look Back at 2001
25:06

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2001. We’ll hear a story from a firefighter who worked on 9/11, and we’ll explore how stories helped people connect to each other in the weeks after the tragedy. This episode is hosted by George Green and Meg Bowles.

Storyteller: Keith Young

Oct 28, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs
53:31

This week, we take a look at how we make our families, from a foster family to finding a family in prison. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers:

Gina Sampaio

Angaha Mahajan

Maxie Jones

Matti Strutski

Tony Cyprien

Oct 25, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Girls!
53:30

This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generations -- about the challenges, the adventures, and the joys of girlhood. Hosted and produced 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

10-year-old Briony Chappell and her father search for each other after being separated on a ski trip. 

Dia's mother surprises her in a moment of need. 

Primah Kwagala recounts the night her father brought home a second wife.

Masooma Ranalvi decides to break her silence.

Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss.

Juliette Holmes and her mother go shopping in 1940s segregated Georgia. 

Oct 18, 2022
25 Years of Stories: The Moth... Works
22:33

On this week’s episode, we hear a story from a Ukranian refugee. And we take a look at one of the coolest programs at The Moth... MothWorks. This episode is hosted by Anna Roberts and Amanda Garcia.

Storyteller: Katerina Lyublin

Oct 14, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson
53:18

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. Hosted by Tara Clancy in front of a live audience in Jackson, Wyoming, with additional hosting by Jay Allison.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Live Host: Tara Clancy

Tara Clancy is unprepared for a conversation around sexuality with her son.

Cristina Briones faces down a housing crisis.

Terrance Flynn attempts to catch the romantic-interest of an enigmatic stranger.

Nina McConigley clings to her heritage with a safety pin and a sari.

Oct 11, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Culture Clash
53:32

In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Jason Kordelos goes on a cruise to nowhere.

Cheech Marin tries to make sense of his new life in a new place.

Prachi Mehta is shocked by America's obsession with pets.

Marne Litfin finds that they have unexpected responsibilities while working at a Quaker camp.

Oct 04, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Funny Ha Ha
26:02

This week, we hear standup and a story from Meg Ferrill. Plus, we examine the links between comedy and storytelling. If you want to learn more about storytelling, pick up our book “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.” This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storytellers:

Meg Ferrill

Interviewed Comedians:

Meg Ferrill

Ophira Eisenberg

Hari Kondabolu

Mike Birbiglia

Sep 30, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults
53:31

This week on The Moth Radio Hour, stories about being young. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers:

Muthoni Garland

Joann Kielar

Moses Storm

Laura Gilbert

Diamante Ortiz

Christine Gentry

Javier Morillo

Sep 27, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Like Cats and Dogs
53:27

In this hour, stories about our fuzzy little friends. Hosted by Alastair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Hosted by: Alistair Bane

Storytellers:

Catherine Palmer

Jitesh Jaggi

Beth Bradley

Lisa Schuldt

Katie Vaca

Patrick Cleary

Linda Fontanilla

Sep 20, 2022
25 Years of Stories: A Love Note to Salman Rushdie
18:33

This week, we play a story from Salman Rushdie, a treasured member of The Moth family. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode.

Host: Jon Goode

Storyteller: Salman Rushdie

Sep 16, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye
53:29

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 Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers:

Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love.

Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time.

Michael Such plans for his last moment.

Sep 13, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: P. Diddy, Traditional Tattoos, and Biking in Yemen
53:29

In this hour, stories of curiosity and the unfamiliar: sharing food, the art of tattoo, rebellion on wheels, and Puff Daddy. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Mercia Tapping experiences a clash between her British upbringing and US food culture.

Serious journalist Michael Specter has a wild night in Paris with Puff Daddy.

Marjorie Tahbone reconnects to her culture and her ancestors.

Bushra Al-Fusail begins a Yemeni revolution on two wheels.

Sep 06, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Love and Art
22:14

This week, we play a story about motherhood from Joyce Maynard. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell.

Host: Jodi Powell

Storyteller: Joyce Maynard

Sep 02, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City
53:28

In this hour, we present audio from a great live show. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, and the live event was hosted by CJ Hunt. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers:

Micaela Blei

Nathan Englander

Barbara Bowie

Aug 30, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing Off and Facing Up
53:28

In this hour, stories about standing up for yourself. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

Storytellers:

Harjas Singh

Antoinette Marie Williams

Rachel Cain

Michael Donovan

Eddy Laughter

Aug 23, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Seven Deadly Sins
24:44

This week, we take a look back at a magical Moth live show. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

Host: Sarah Austin Jenness

Live Host: Andy Borowitz

Storytellers:

Zeroboy explores gluttony in audio.

Erica Jong gets a meat and fish delivery from an ex.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Katie Sanderson, who ran The Young Lions program in 2006, and later came to work with us at The Moth.

Aug 19, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence - Too Much, Too Little?
53:31

In this hour, stories about puffing yourself up. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

Aleeza Kazmi

Dante Jackson

David Crabb

Sam Shepard

Sarah Lee Nakintu

Aug 16, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing the Music - Stories About Coming to Terms
53:27

In this hour, storytellers have to face the music. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers:

EJR David

Mary Furlong Coomer

Karen Kibaara

Colin Channer

Aug 09, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago
16:52

This week, we take a look back at our Detroit and Chicago StorySLAMs, and play two of our favorite stories from those events. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Host: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers:

Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift.

Jeni De La O remembers her grandmother.

Aug 05, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers
53:23

In this hour, six stories about finding kindness from an unexpected source. This episode is hosted by Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

Laura Zimmermann loses herself . . . and her stuff in Portugal.

David Cole does all that he can to return to sender.

Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport.

Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope.

Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child.

Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him.

Aug 02, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: In Control, Or Not
53:27

In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) This episode is hosted by Moth 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:

Dame Wilburn fakes her college graduation to avoid her mother's wrath.

Gabriel Woods Lamanuzzi tries to wrangle a room of 2nd graders.

Tod Kelly gets carried away and confronts a bad driver.

Nimisha Ladva appreciates her father's calm command in troubling times.

Jul 26, 2022
25 Years of Stories: When The Podcast Started
28:28

This week, we learn about how this podcast got started, and play one of our favorite stories from our early days. This episode is hosted by Dan Kennedy.

Host: Dan Kennedy.

Storytellers: Dan Kennedy.

Jul 22, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human
53:29

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.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers:

Cynthia Shelby Lane sets her sights on a job that’s out of this world.

Lemn Sissay attempts to uncover a hidden past.

Natasha Guynes desperately tries to hide her past from co-workers on The Hill.

Matt Brown confronts his insecurities in an unconventional way

Daniel Turpin deals with the aftermath of a split second decision.

Jul 19, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Growing Pains
53:30

In this episode, stories about the pains of growing up. Hosted by Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers:

Jennifer Lubin competes for her mother's affection with an unlikely foe.

Anne Stuart spends her summer break delivering the news as the switchboard operator at her local paper.

After hitting a baseball for the first time, 10 year old Stephen Ferrell hopes for another miracle.

Esther Ngumbi's mother catches her in a lie.

Ernesto Quiñonez tries to encourage his 9-year-old daughter to be his traveling companion to Graceland.

Jul 12, 2022
25 Years of Stories: A Look Back At The Moth Radio Hour
40:51

This week, we take a look at the origins of The Moth Radio Hour. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Viki Merrick.

Host: Jay Allison and Viki Merrick

Storytellers: Michaela Murphy and Buddy Vanderhoop

Jul 08, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass
53:26

In this episode, we have stories about people fighting for what they believe in, and finding their inner compass. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers:

Phyllis Bowdoin fights back against a mime.

Sue Steinacher goes dogsledding.

Gautam Narula keeps a memory alive.

Jul 05, 2022
Resilience in the Face of Adversity
27:31

This week, we feature two stories about people finding power within themselves. This episode is hosted by Sarah Haberman.

Host: Sarah Haberman

Storytellers:

Sheila Calloway

Susanne Schmidt

Jul 01, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Punks, Blessings, Burlesque and Lotus Flowers
53:29

In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Eddy Laughter sees her future at her first concert.

Christopher Brune-Horan finds sanctuary in an unlikely location.

Louise Newton-Keogh learns an important lesson about controlling the universe.

Pauline Nguyen reconciles with a harbinger of fear.

Denise Bledsoe Slaughter gets a second mother when she needs it most.

Jun 28, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Pride
22:55

This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen.

Host: Larry Rosen

Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy

Jun 24, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour - Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops
53:29

In this special episode celebrating fathers, 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 Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father.

Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter.

Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns.

Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example.

Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.

Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.

Jun 21, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth
18:22

This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust.

Host: Suzanne Rust

Storyteller: Alvin Hall

Jun 17, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New
53:02

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.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him.

Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding.

Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce.

Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.

Jun 14, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Truth
31:02

This week, we hear a discussion about truth in storytelling. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Host: Kate Tellers

Storyteller: Dorothy Storck

Discussion: Kate Tellers, Sarah Austin Jenness, Jenifer Hixson

Jun 10, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary
53:28

A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself.

Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television.

Tony Hendra gets inspiration from a surprising source.

Jeffery Rudell's honesty with his parents fails to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they taught him to value.

Wanda Bullard's father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.

Jun 07, 2022
Bodily Autonomy
27:10

This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

Host: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Robin Utz

Jill Chenault

If you are interested in more stories that spotlight these issues – through the experiences of those who lived them – visit themoth.org for an extended playlist.

Jun 03, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels
53:29

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 Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences.

Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history.

Morely McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City.

Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.

May 31, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts
53:30

In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Brandon Grant

Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist.

Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body.

While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art.

Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.

May 24, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman
23:32

This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

Host: Michelle Jalowski

Storyteller: Neil Gaiman

Interviewer: Catherine Burns

May 20, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea
53:27

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. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers:

James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery.

Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math.

Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.

May 17, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn
53:29

In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storytellers:

Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke.

Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous.

Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides.

Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play.

Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

May 10, 2022
25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland
20:13

This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron.

Host: Sara Barron

Storytellers:

Catherine Brophy

Charlotte Mooney

The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go

May 06, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves
53:28

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 enlisted to serve in war. 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:

Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university.

Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.

May 03, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story
53:30

In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother. 

Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain.

Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.

Apr 26, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Community
24:53

This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Host: Kate Tellers

Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall

Apr 22, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun
53:27

In this hour, 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 Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers:

Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson.

Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own.

Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.

Apr 19, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Wisdom of Elders
53:30

In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Storytellers:

Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone.

Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th grade eacher.

Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway.

Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.

Apr 12, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Giving and Receiving Love
19:13

This week, we feature two stories about love. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Host: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Kimberly Gotches, Alex Campbell

Apr 08, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises
53:30

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

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers:

Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge.

Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood.

Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran.

Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation.

Apr 05, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Keep Calm and Carry On
53:26

In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged pursuit of one's dreams. This episode is hosted by Moth 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:

8-year-old Sara Jonsson realizes her new toy is more responsibility than she bargained for.

Mike Maloch has to face his fears on the job.

Samira Sahebi has an unexpected visit to the ER.

Beth Bradley inches toward a breaking point near the end a 14k hike up a mountain in Colorado.

Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador.

Mar 29, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Finding Power
22:57

This week, we feature two stories about power - who gets it, who wields it, and what it takes to find it. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell.

Host: Jodi Powell

Storytellers: Lyralen Kaye, Phyllis Omido

To find out more about Phyllis Omido’s work, check out her NGO The Center for Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action - centerforjgea.com

To find out more about Lyralen Kaye's social justice theater and film go to anothercountryproductions.com

Mar 25, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories
53:24

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.

Hosted by: George Dawes Green

Storytellers:

Edgar Oliver sets the mood in Greenwood Cemetery.

Sheri Holman is convinced a curse has latched onto her family and life.

Larry Kerr concocts a plan for love amidst the rage of war.

Anoush Froundjian parts from her reserved lifestyle to see how the other half lives.

Mar 22, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Attitude Adjustments
53:26

In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers:

Frank O'Keefe takes us inside the world of the New York City Sanitation Department.

Julia Bucci can't use her usual academic approach when confronted with a matter of the heart.

Ayisha Irfan finds herself in the awkward role of the "office Muslim."

On the night of Obama's election, Maxie Jones witnesses change on the streets of Harlem.

Mar 15, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Critical Crash
18:28

This week, remembering a very special storyteller. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

Host: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storyteller: T. Dixon

Mar 11, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Global Stories of Women and Girls
53:26

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.

Hosted by: Fatou Wurie.

Storytellers:

Mary Hamilton gets married to an unconventional man.

Esther Ngumbi hides an act of defiance from her mother.

Jon Howe re-commits to his ailing wife.

Emely Recinos struggles with her diminishing eye-sight.

Anne Moraa reveals her true self during a traffic jam in Nairobi.

Fatou Wurie recognizes her grandmother’s impact on her life during a trip to Sierra Leone.

Mar 08, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: If the Shoe Fits
53:28

In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, some comfortable kicks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixon.

Storytellers:

Edgar Ruiz Jr. needs new sneakers while visiting his father in Puerto Rico.

Satori Shakoor dresses up for a job interview but doesn't really want the job.

Isabelle Raphael finds herself in a pinch when she drops her keys down the elevator shaft.

Sufian Zhemetov is pulled into a discussion on religion while shoe shopping.

Stacy Miller's new daughter needs new shoes.

Munjen Ng and his classmate pursue careers in design.

Mar 01, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Lost in Their Eyes
16:41

This week, discovering your inner beauty. Plus, a conversation with some very special guests This episode is hosted by Devan Sandiford.

Host: Devan Sandiford

Storyteller: Devan Sandiford

Feb 25, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth
53:29

A special episode live from Portsmouth. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn and Jay Allison

Storytellers: Catherine Palmer, Joe Lentini, Elizabeth Browning

Feb 22, 2022
25 Years of Stories: All About Perspective
18:41

This week, we’re going to keep pretty quiet about the theme. This episode is hosted by Phyllis Bowdwin.

Host: Phyllis Bowdwin

Storytellers: Cathy Gasiorowicz, Janet Clarke:

Feb 18, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: In The Name of Love
53:31

In this hour, stories about everyone’s favorite subject - love. 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.

Host: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Suzie Afridi, Dan Larsen, Gabrielle Shea, Jim Obergefell

Feb 15, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Lost and Found
53:27

In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Host: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers -

Ross Jessop searches Montana's Lolo National Forest for a missing baby.

Christine Gentry hides a secret from significant others.

Gregory Pereira finds family in an unexpected place.

New Yorker Aaron Wolfe's wife gets a job in Boston.

Joseph Gallo receives a gift from a dying friend.

Feb 08, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: A Place at the Family Table
53:24

In this hour, finding one's place among family. Caregivers, care recipients, and stewards of cremains. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Host: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Swapna Kakani, Roz Chast, Zellia Enjoli Tatiana, Adam Wade

Feb 01, 2022
25 Years of Stories: A Family Legacy
20:58

This week, connecting with your faith, and going to prom. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode.

Host: Jon Goode

Storytellers: Tia Valeria, Eddy Laughter

Jan 28, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things
53:21

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. 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.

Host: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Daniel Heuman, Navreet Chawla, Ashok Ramasubramanian, Cathy Olkin

Jan 25, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: When Time Slows Down
53:29

In this hour, stories about places frozen in time, memories preserved, and seemingly interminable moments. A small town, public transportation, an archeological site, and a car with character. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Host: Jodi Powell

Storytellers: Scott Gravatt, Nimisha Ladva, Norman Lear, Dylon Killian, Hannah Morris

Jan 18, 2022
25 Years of Stories: New Year, New Goals
12:35

This week, finding yourself in a CATastrophic situation. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storyteller: Sarah Bunger

Jan 14, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong
53:32

In this hour, stories about looking for home. 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 Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Lauren Weedman, Vin Shambry, Flora Diaz, Jon Jay Read, Michelle Oberholzter

Jan 11, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Underpinning
53:31

In this hour, stories of tradition, codes, regulations — and breaking them wide open. A foul-mouthed boater, a long-forgotten toy car, and a foray to Florida. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Michael Steinberg, Sam James, Frimet Goldberger

Jan 04, 2022
Some Kind of Wonderful: Jessica Ribera and Dean Rudoy
17:04

This week, two stories about searching and finding. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell.

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

Storytellers: Jessica Ribera, Dean Rudoy

Dec 31, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves
53:46

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, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet. This hour is 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Taylor Negron, Simon Doonan, Ophira Eisenberg, Mark Redmond

Dec 28, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Mirror Mirror on the Wall
53:30

In this hour, stories of reflection and recognition. The army, dance class, and family reunions. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Ray Christian, Martha Wegner, Laura Gilbert, Trevor Nourse, Sejal Pachisia

Dec 21, 2021
The Grinch Rides Again: Mary Gaitskill
22:01

This week, a story for everyone who might feel just a little grinchy around the holidays. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Michelle Jalowski.

Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski

Storyteller: Mary Gaitskill

Dec 17, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth StorySLAM
53:02

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City. 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: John Dubuc, Leah Benson, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Tom Herndon, Caitlin Myer, David Sampliner, Tara Clancy

Dec 14, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Grit and Gumption
53:27

In this hour, courage, tenacity, spunk! New opportunities, self-confidence, and parents going the extra mile (or rollercoaster) for their kids. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers: Pamela Mitchell, Javier Morillo, David Levy, Annalise Raziq

Dec 07, 2021
Walking Right Behind Them: Iman Ahmed & William Nour
22:55

This week, two stories about holding onto departed family members. This episode is hosted by Director of MothWorks Kate Tellers. To see the extras for this episode, visit our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Kate Tellers

Storytellers: Iman Ahmed & William Nour

Dec 03, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo
53:28

A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist commutes to war torn countries for work, and a comedian confronts a heckler. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Annie Korzen, Richard Matthew, Matthew Dicks, Hari Kondabolu

Nov 30, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: All the World’s a Stage
53:29

Ready the spotlight and raise the curtains! In this hour, performers, sour notes, tough critics, and a unique take on Mary Poppins. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Laura Hitchcock, Jason Mesches, Phil Wang, Ashley Johnson, Liz Phair

Nov 23, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the United Palace
53:29

A special episode live from the United Palace in Washington Heights, New York. Subway station romance, lost names, and buried truths. This episode is hosted by CJ Hunt, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Hosted by: CJ Hunt and Jay Allison

Storytellers: Lin Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Led Black

Nov 16, 2021
Veterans Day: Scott Young & Tom Sitter
27:07

This week, two stories honoring Veterans, and a can’t-miss interview with 98-year-old WWII Vet Tom Sitter. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storytellers: Scott Young & Tom Sitter

Nov 11, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day 2016: Iraq, Aircraft Carriers & Candy
53:26

A special Veterans 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. 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Ted Hartley, Taniki Richard, Abbas Mousa

Nov 09, 2021
Give Peace A Chance: Jan Stapleman & Frank Chalmers
19:03

This week, two stories of standing up and being heard. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Jan Stapleman & Frank Chalmers

Nov 05, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot Dogs
53:25

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. 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: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, Mary Archbold

Nov 02, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Afraid to Look
53:28

In this hour, stories of nerves, anxiety, fear! And the courage and support that allow us to overcome. A phone call, a taxi ride, and a stranger's generosity of spirit. This episode is 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: Amanda Stern, Tim Manley, Annoush Froundjian, Cheryl Murfin, Devan Sandiford

Oct 26, 2021
Halloween: Bruce McCulloch & Amir Baghdadchi
25:57

It’s our Halloween Episode! This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Bruce McCulloch & Amir Baghdadchi

Oct 22, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Red Sox, Jerusalem, and Coming Home
52:59

A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homeless shelter, a newly divorced mother is evicted from her home, and a young writer moves to Jerusalem with the hope that peace will break out. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Jimmy Tingle, Jason Schmidt, Launa Lea, Gretchen Waschke, Nathan Englander

Oct 19, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Relative Silence
53:25

In this episode, the truths we keep from our family, and the lies we tell for them. Sibling mayhem, multigenerational secrets, and a surprise while watching CBS. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.


Storytellers: Anagha Mahajan, Okeoma Erojikwe, Angela Derecas Taylor, Graham Shelby

Oct 12, 2021
Looking The Part: Jennifer Leahy & Sivan Schondorf
17:43

This week, we have two stories about looking the part. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Michelle Jalowski. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski

Storytellers: Jennifer Leahy & Sivan Schondorf

Oct 08, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo
53:26

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 Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness.

To see photos from this week’s episode, visit: TheMoth.org

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

Storytellers: Andrew Solomon, Greg Audel, Linda Gregory, Hilda Chazanovitz

Oct 05, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Oh, Brother
53:27

In this hour, an ode to brothers. Family ties and secrets, fraternal bonds and sibling pranks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.

To see photos from this week’s episode, visit: TheMoth.org

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Brian Kennedy, Nicole Schnitzler, Bill Bernat, Katherine Wu, Lynn Adams, Om Choudhury

Sep 28, 2021
Man's Best Friend: Linda Fontanilla & Beth Bradley
20:05

This week, we have two stories about man’s best friend. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras

Hosted by: Brandon Grant

Storytellers: Linda Fontanilla, Beth Bradley

Sep 24, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood
53:35

A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher’s kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. This episode is hosted by George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Neil Gaiman, Christian Garland, Wilson Portorreal, and Ishmael Beah.

 

Sep 21, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Life's a Mystery
53:38

This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journalist undercover in North Korea, and more. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Michelle Castellano, Alexandra Rosas, Annie Share, Adam Bottner, Suki Kim

Sep 14, 2021
20 Years Later: Nancy Mahl
16:09

This week, we're observing the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a touching story from our archive. Hear how our storyteller, Nancy Mahl, reflects on this story 20 years later. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.

For years, The Moth’s Community Program worked with the tour guides at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on true personal stories. To hear them, visit the museum in lower Manhattan.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storyteller: Nancy Mahl

Sep 10, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown
53:27

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 the impact of her son’s life.

To see photos from this week’s episode visit: TheMoth.org

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Adam Linn, Morgan Zipf-Meister, and Sarah Gray.

Sep 07, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet
53:28

Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New York City to a lonely road in West Virginia, these stories go places you won't see coming. This episode is hosted by regular Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storytellers: John Mack Freeman, Aydrea Walden, Jon Goode, Sofija Stefanovic, Ijeoma Oluo

Aug 31, 2021
Fashion Forward: Jonathan Mannheim & Evan Watts
16:13

This week, two stories about style. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers: Jonathan Mannheim, Evan Watts

Aug 27, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Dog Mother, Tour Guide, and Milli Vanilli
53:29

A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, and one half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli tells his side of the story. 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.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Sara Barron, Falen Johnson, Catherine Palmer, and Fabrice Morvan.

Aug 24, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Late Night
53:27

Join The Moth Radio Hour for a night out -- with this week’s stories of late night adventures or, should we say, misadventures. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Gary Yimenez, Otis Gray, Molly Kendall, Devin Elise Wilson, Flash Rosenberg

Aug 17, 2021
The Date Jar: Alyssa Hursh
16:37

In this episode, Alyssa Hursh tells us about her summer of dates. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell.

Storyteller: Alyssa Hursh

Aug 13, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators
53:24

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 Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Ali Al Abdullatif, Aidan Greene, Chris Herbert, and Rachel Oglivy.

Aug 10, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Pleasantly Surprised
53:22

This week, The Moth Radio Hour is proud to present to you stories full of pleasant surprises. From unexpected friends, to the Civil Rights Movement, and a love story over 60 years in the making. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers: Rudy Rush, Cynthia Riggs, Bob Zellner

Aug 03, 2021
You've Got a Deal: Denise Bledsoe Slaughter & Bill Robinson
17:09

This week, two stories all about striking a deal - or two. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storytellers: Denise Bledsoe Slaughter, Bill Robinson

Jul 30, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small
53:25

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 by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Pilar Siman, Tom Nimen, Susan Wolman, Jon Cayton, and Deedee Lundberg.

Jul 27, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: The Love Hurts SLAM
53:26

A special Moth Radio Hour with stories originating from our annual "Love Hurts" StorySLAM. Love lost, love found, unwanted spotlights and the family we choose. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Andrew Brown, Joshua Arnold, Daisy Rosario, Gary Sizer, Antoinette Thorne

Jul 20, 2021
Learning to Sail: Jamie Trowbridge
18:13

In this episode, Jamie learns some lessons from his dad - about sailing and about life. This episode is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali.

Storyteller: Jamie Trowbridge

Jul 16, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Camp, Cars, Cockroaches, and the Kremlin
53:29

A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a treasured pair of pants, a young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car, and a writer lands in Moscow on the eve of a revolution. 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: Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Matthew Dicks, and Andrew Solomon.

Jul 13, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Pride 2021
53:25

A special Moth Radio Hour in celebration of PRIDE! Stories of first kisses, drag queens, and coming out -- to others and to oneself. This episode is hosted by Moth storyteller Alistair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Alistair Bane

Storytellers: Meg Ferrill, Bisi Alimi, Bethany Cintron, Jake Haller, Walter Cole

Jul 06, 2021
Hot Child in the City: David Brown & Randi Skaggs
17:35

This week, stories all about making it work in the city.

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

Storytellers: David Brown, Randi Skaggs

Jul 02, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers, and Interrogations
52:49

In this hour, 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

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Aaron Naparsteck, Ann Daniels, Victor Levenstein

Jun 29, 2021
Friends in High Places: Sivad Johnson & Greg Audel
19:50

This week, two very different stories about friends in high places.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Sivad Johnson, Greg Audel

Jun 25, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers
53:28

A special Father’s Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A man who faints at the sight of blood prepares to become a father, a Russian immigrant takes a trip home and tries to fulfill a promise to his mother, a child goes to great lengths to hide brussels sprouts from her stepfather, and a family fights to stay in the country they call home. This episode is hosted by the producer of The Moth Radio Hour, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Andrew Postman, Boris Timanovsky, Annalise Raziq, and Dori Samadzai Bonner.

Jun 22, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Hear Me Roar
53:26

In this hour, stories of female strength. Mothers you don't mess with and women, who stick to their guns (and goals). This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Kathleen Turner, Cola Rum, Rhonda Williams, Rhonda Sternberg, Chantal Lyons, Amanda Gorman

Jun 15, 2021
Pride 2021 - I Want the World to Know: Sejal & Michael Buonocore
22:08

In this special Pride episode, two not-so-simple stories of coming out. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. To see the extras from this episode, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. You can check out Michael Buonocore’s brand new podcast, The First Michael, now - wherever you listen to podcasts.

Storytellers: Sejal, Michael Buonocore

Jun 11, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast
53:31

In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman

Jun 08, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: To Thine Own Self Be True
53:27

In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate means of self-expression, and the pub that serves as a home for a band of experimental musicians. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

Storytellers: Eric Thomas, Renita Walls, Haley Dunning, Heidi stuber, Joe Jackson

Jun 01, 2021
Planting Roots: Andrew Mude
17:13

This week, a story about losing and finding home with a story from The Moth's Global Program. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. 

Storyteller: Andrew Mude

May 28, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies
53:28

A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Dan Souza, Gil Reyes, Karen Duffin, Sarah Bunger, and Sam Dingman.

May 25, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Brand New YOU
53:25

In this hour, stories of starting fresh. Unexpected opportunities, budding relationships, your next home, and a new take. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Naushin Khan, Kristin Lawlor, Miriam Bazeed, Dave Moran, Aleyne Larner

May 18, 2021
Like A Mother: Jim Giaccone & Kate Spindler
28:32

This week, stories of mothers and mental health. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers, and features an interview with certified nurse midwife, Shannon McCabe.

Hosted by: Kate Tellers

Storytellers: Jim Giaccone, Kate Spindler

May 14, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Mother's Day Special
57:23

A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. 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). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Ophira Eisenberg, Terry Wolfisch Cole, Andie Christy, Samuel Lewis Lee

May 11, 2021
Cruise Control: Oscar Saavedra & Nina Slowinski
16:17

This episode is all about cars - the places they take us and the memories we make along the way.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Oscar Saavedra, Nina Slowinski

May 07, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Snow White and the Screaming Meemies
53:33

A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. This episode is 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.

Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, and Cheryl Hamilton.

May 04, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Saving Graces
53:28

In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Charlotte Cline, Paul Brady, Wang Ping, Hope Iyiewaure

Apr 28, 2021
Think Fast!: Michele Woods & Birungi Birungi
17:49

This week, two stories about quick thinking in the face of adversity. 

Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Storytellers: Michele Woods, Birungi Birungi

Apr 23, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: PTSD, Lost Art and The Berlin Wall
53:45

The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall; and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Ed Gavagan, Ellie Lee, Nathan Englander

Apr 20, 2021
The Confessional With Nadia Bolz-Weber: Dr. Ray Christian, Storyteller and Fulbright Specialist
31:52

We are so excited to present you with a new episode from season 3 of The Confessional, featuring our beloved Mothy, Ray Christian. The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

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"I got the super squad, the dirty dozen. Nobody needs to know what's going on here; I'm handling everything."

Dr. Raymond Christian is a retired US Army paratrooper who grew up on the poverty-ridden streets of Richmond, VA. He has taught African American History and Storytelling at Appalachian State University and is a 12-time Moth Story Slam Champion and winner of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam. Ray is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar as an expert in Education and Storytelling Narrative, and the host and producer of the podcast “What’s Ray Saying?”

Drraychristian.com

Twitter: @whatsraysaying

Apr 16, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: The Future Looks Bright
53:29

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Ekaterina Duft, Aditya Dakshinamourtay, Brenda Williams, Alistair Bane, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Jason Schommer

Apr 13, 2021
Shame On You: Lizzie Peabody & Samira Sahebi
23:55

This week, we're talking about one of the most powerful feelings in the world: shame; maybe it starts as a pit in your stomach when you put your foot in your mouth or washes over you like a wave when someone points out something you hoped they wouldn’t notice. Our storytellers this week show us that the only way to beat back the shame dragon is to talk about it.

Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski

Storytellers: Lizzie Peabody, Samira Sahebi

Apr 09, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy
53:28

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.

Apr 06, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Help Me
53:24

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Cherie McMullen, John Lehre, Angie Chatman, Carla Katz, Padma Lakshmi

Mar 30, 2021
Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy
21:19

On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in immeasurable ways. This episode is hosted by special guest, Jen Lue, the assistant controller here at The Moth. 

Hosted by: Jen Lue

Storytellers: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson, Michelle Murphy

Mar 26, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Cancer, Crime and Crypts
53:24

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Martha Manning, Chris Tombline, Piper Kerman

Mar 23, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Reveal
53:24

In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers: Betty Reid Soskin, Jayson Nunez, Jitesh Jaggi, Aisha Rodriguez, Linda King, Meredith Morrison

Mar 16, 2021
International Women's Day 2021: Beth de Araújo
21:43

In this episode, we celebrate International Women's Day with a story of resilience. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storyteller: Beth de Araújo

Mar 12, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun
53:48

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: A. E. Hotchner, Kemp Powers, Joyce Maynard

Mar 09, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Caught Off Guard
53:23

In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Aaron Pang, Joel Brady, Michelle Robertson, Patience Murray 

Mar 02, 2021
Mirrors: Kujegi Camara & Nyla Gilstrap
30:27

In this special Black History Month Episode, two stories about self-image and what "beauty" means. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Jodi Powell.

Storytellers: Kujegi Camara, Nyla Gilstrap

Feb 26, 2021
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.

Feb 23, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: In Service Of
53:24

In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Kayleigh Hudson, Stacey Curry, Sivad Johnson, Kristin Huang, Mary-Claire King

Feb 16, 2021
Love Hurts: Kemp Powers & Beth Bradley
19:37

This week, two stories of love, losing it and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley

Feb 12, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Chess, Romance and Kathmandu
53:37

The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. This episode is hosted by Jenny Allen with Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Maurice Ashley, Bokara Legendre, Cynthia Riggs

Feb 09, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Turning the Page
53:23

In this hour, stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Elizabeth Gray, Neema Avashia, Maxie Jones, Jennifer Birmingham, Susan Earley, Erik Heen

Feb 02, 2021
Right Here, Right Now: Julie Baker & Meg Lavery
22:15

This week, two stories about moments of reckoning.


This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Recording support from Tiffany Goode.

Storytellers: Julie Baker, Meg Lavery

Jan 29, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Ski, Poe, Spa, and Towers
52:25

An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional spa, and a daughter tries to surprise her mom at the World Trade Center one September morning. This episode 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.

Jan 26, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Birds of A Feather
53:24

Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, and her parrot, Hamilton. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns, Hamilton Burns

Storytellers: Christopher Skaife, Dame Wilburn, Irene Pepperburg

Jan 19, 2021
A Little Crush: Tim Lopez & Janine Hilling
19:53

This week, stories of childhood crushes and all the fun and embarrassment they entail.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Janine Hilling

Jan 15, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups
53:09

The Moth Live in Austin, TX: a girl gets “discovered” at charm school; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age at gunpoint. This hour is hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Storytellers: Trisha Coburn, Sarah Bird, John Lincoln

Jan 12, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Not What They Seem
53:24

In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Phill Branch, Raabia Wazir, Jean le Bec. Micheal Devlin, Jim Giaccone

Jan 05, 2021
Onwards! - Alix Born & Carlton Parks
18:08

In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks

Jan 01, 2021
The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling
53:34

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 camp in Syria.

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 Litt, Carl Bernstein, Nick Baskerville, and Vivian Huang.

Dec 28, 2020
Put A Fork In It - Annie Share & Pamela Covington
23:14

2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Kate Tellers

Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington

Dec 25, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories
54:25

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 waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more stories in this episode.

Storytellers: Peter Aguero, Tracey Segarra, Steve Glickman, Dawn Fraser, Evan Lunt, and Bernie Somers.

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.

Dec 22, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: I Got You
53:24

In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conflicted young man, and a self-isolated writer. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, the producer of this radio show.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Lydia Caesar, Adam Ellick, Craig Mangum, Elif Shafak

Dec 15, 2020
TV Dreams: Jessica Lee Williamson & Wes Hazard
18:51

In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard

Dec 11, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston
52:41

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 her family. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Steve Osborne, Christian McBride, and Mary Lou Pieland.

Dec 08, 2020
Making Moves: Ashley Johnson & Peter Laughter
20:21

In this episode, two stories about making it happen. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Make sure to head to themoth.org/extras to check out more from our storytellers!

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Ashley Johnson, Peter Laughter

Dec 04, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars
52:58

A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a neighbor’s confused girlfriend, and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan survives a health scare.

Storytellers: Pam Flowers, Moshe Schulman, Jennifer Sodini, and Duff McKagan.

Dec 01, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton
53:25

A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn, Jay Allison

Storytellers: Sarah Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey, Jackie Andrews, Anthony Brinkley

Nov 24, 2020
Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance
15:02

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Storytellers: Katy Laurance

Nov 20, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Special 2014
53:23

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special hour is 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.

Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Mike Scotti, Dawn Seymour, Bill Krieger, William Cole

Nov 17, 2020
Swans, Squirrels and Snails: Majdy Fares & Lucie Moses
19:55

This week, two hilarious stories about the lengths we go to for our animal friends. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jalowski, a producer and director at The Moth. Make sure to check out our website, themoth.org/extras, for photos of Luc and Busta and Majdy’s Swan Lake.

Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Lucie Moses

Nov 13, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Dublin
53:21

A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. This hour is hosted by 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: Colm O'Regan, Karen Gearon, Daryl McCormack, Peter Pringle

Nov 10, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Past Tense, Future Perfect
53:26

In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and guilt. This hour is hosted by Moth 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: Julie Pryor, Madeleine Berenson, Michael Fischer, Carol Seppilu

Nov 03, 2020
Howlin' at the Moon: Kathleen McKitty Harris & Michael Walz
23:05

This week, we celebrate Halloween and the full moon with two stories about intuition and connecting with the other side. Happy Halloween and have a blessed Samhain! For more information about voting, head to themoth.org.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Kathleen McKitty Harris, Michael Walz

Oct 30, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark
53:43

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

Storytellers: Kate Braestrup, John Turturro, and Daniela Schiller.

Oct 27, 2020
Decisions, Decisions - Jill Chenault & Harjeet Kapor
19:14

This week, two stories and two choices. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi.

Storytellers: Jill Chenault, Harjeet Kapoor

Oct 23, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins
39:53

This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Ben Lillie, Josh Broder

Oct 20, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: I See You
53:21

In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Rae Wynn Grant, Angelica Lindsay-Ali, Josh Holland, Grace Topinka, Zakiya Minifee

Oct 13, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Fear Factor
53:23

In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. This hour is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Zaena Tessema, Diane Kastiel, Tito Chavez-Nguyen, Patricia Aro, Chelsea Shorte, Rufus May

Oct 06, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Put to the Test
53:23

In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Lucy Danser, Albert Fox Cahn, Quratulain Fatima, Tim FitzHigham

Sep 29, 2020
Swiftly Flow the Days: Caroline Connolly & Christopher Moncayo-Torres
20:20

This week, stories of parenting and being parented.This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by the director of MothWorks at The Moth, Kate Tellers, featuring two special surprise guests.

Storytellers: Caroline Connolly, Christopher Moncayo-Torres

Sep 25, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
53:21

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

Storytellers: Jon Ronson, Sitawa Wafula, Maureen Freeman, and Elna Baker.

Sep 22, 2020
Kathi Kinnear Hill - "But I Just Might"
17:17

This week, Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Jon Goode. Head to the extras for this weeks episode for photos from Kathi, as well as information about registering to vote - themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storyteller: Kathi Kinnear Hill

Sep 18, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston
53:21

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 Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Sofija Stefanovic, Tara Clancy, Paul Munafo, and Salman Ahmad.

Sep 15, 2020
The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber: Abby Wambach, Soccer Star
29:52

We’re so excited to bring you an episode from The Confessional’s second season, a podcast about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with soccer star, Abby Wambach. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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“I didn't feel like, oh, I need to call my lawyer or anything like that. I felt like I was totally with it. And then I did the breathalyzer and I can't remember exactly what number I blew, but it was like, I think, two times the legal limit. And I thought, this machine is broken.”

When Abby retired from professional soccer in 2015, she was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, World Cup champion, and the all-time leader in goal scoring for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Today, she is also known for her speaking, activism, and writing.

https://twitter.com/AbbyWambach

https://www.instagram.com/abbywambach/

Sep 11, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: The Games We Play
53:26

In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness
Storytellers: Joey Garfield, Tod Kelly, Romy Negrin, Tahmin Ullah, Abhishek Shah

Sep 08, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Ivan Kuraev & Dante Jackson
18:06

This week, two stories of childhood trials and tribulations. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Check out the extras for this episode to see photos of Dante and Ivan at the time of their stories - themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi

Storytellers: Dante Jackson, Kuraev

This is our last episode of All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth. We hope you’ve enjoyed this summer series. Remember to visit our website for all the prompts from each episode.

Sep 04, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin
53:23

A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers.” This episode is 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Melissa Lucashenko, Paul Carter, Magda Szubanski

Sep 01, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anne Moraa & Caroline Hunter
26:21

This week’s episode is all about turning anger into positive change. Quinn McNeill, The Moth’s Digital Media Assistant, is our host this week. Check out themoth.org/extras for this week’s prompts, as well as photos from Caroline Hunter.

Hosted by: Quinn McNeill

Storytellers: Anne Moraa, Caroline Hunter

Aug 28, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart
53:25

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers: Andrea Collier, Damon Young, Huwe Burton 

Aug 25, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Isaiah Owens
15:31

This week, a story of finding your passion and reconnecting with your people. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s Assistant Producers, Zora Shaw. You can check out the prompts for this episode in the extras for this episode on our website, themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Zora Shaw

Storyteller: Isaiah Owens

Aug 21, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems
53:24

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 hair is shaved to save her life.

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: Ray Christian, Alyssa Ladd, Nestor Gomez, Steven Carr, and Melanie Kostrzewa.

Aug 18, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Maurice Ashley
23:24

This week, a boy from Jamaica isn't so sure his new home is all that. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Finance, Marina Klutse. Check out the extras for this episode on our website to see photos of Maurice as a child and to hear more from his interview with Marina.

Hosted by: Marina Klutse

Storyteller: Maurice Ashley

Aug 14, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Regrets, I've Had a Few
53:21

In this hour, stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no regrets attached! This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Alfonso Lacayo, Noreen King, David Watson Mwabila, Megan McNally, Nadia Hakim, Robert Hallett

Aug 11, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Aydrea Walden & Katie Vaca
16:08

This week, two stories about the sometimes bumpy road to connection. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Aydrea Walden, Katie Vaca

Aug 07, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin
53:23

In this hour, 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 Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Cole Kazdin, Simon Bill, Chenjerai Kumanyika, James Shuter

Aug 04, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Nina McConigley
18:20

This week, Nina connects to her heritage through tradition. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi, a former Assistant Producer and alumna of the EDU program at The Moth. You can find the prompts for this week’s episode on our website, themoth.org.

Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi

Storyteller: Nina McConigley

Jul 31, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Rooted in the Past
53:25

In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. This hour is hosted by Moth 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: Hannah Drake, Craig Mangum, Luanne Sims, Dan Ariely 

Jul 28, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Shannon Cason & June Cross
25:30

This week, two stories of facing the different sides of ourselves. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Anna Roberts, the Manager of the Mothworks program.

Storytellers: Shannon Cason, June Cross

Hosted by: Anna Roberts

Jul 24, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World
53:25

In this hour, more stories from women across 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 Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Mary Kate O'Flanagan, Gail Breslow, Ally Mason, Bess Stillman, Aryana Rose, Jane Otai 

Jul 21, 2020