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  The Moth  

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.

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.

 

#210

The Moth Radio Hour: Red Sox, Jerusalem, and Coming Home

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 ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

52 MINS

52:59

19 Oct 2021


#209

The Moth Radio Hour: Relative Silence

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 ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

53 MINS

53:25

12 Oct 2021


#208

Looking The Part: Jennifer Leahy & Sivan Schondorf

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 ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

17 MINS

17:43

08 Oct 2021


#207

The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo

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 ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

53 MINS

53:26

05 Oct 2021


#206

The Moth Radio Hour: Oh, Brother

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 ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

53 MINS

53:27

28 Sep 2021


#205

Man's Best Friend: Linda Fontanilla & Beth Bradley

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 ... Read more

24 Sep 2021

20 MINS

20:05

24 Sep 2021


#204

The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood

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.   ... Read more

21 Sep 2021

53 MINS

53:35

21 Sep 2021


#203

The Moth Radio Hour: Life's a Mystery

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 ... Read more

14 Sep 2021

53 MINS

53:38

14 Sep 2021


#202

20 Years Later: Nancy Mahl

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 ... Read more

10 Sep 2021

16 MINS

16:09

10 Sep 2021


#201

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

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. ... Read more

07 Sep 2021

53 MINS

53:27

07 Sep 2021


#200

The Moth Radio Hour: Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

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 ... Read more

31 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:28

31 Aug 2021


#199

Fashion Forward: Jonathan Mannheim & Evan Watts

This week, two stories about style. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jonathan Mannheim, Evan Watts ... Read more

27 Aug 2021

16 MINS

16:13

27 Aug 2021


#198

The Moth Radio Hour: Dog Mother, Tour Guide, and Milli Vanilli

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. ... Read more

24 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:29

24 Aug 2021


#197

The Moth Radio Hour: Late Night

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 ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:27

17 Aug 2021


#196

The Date Jar: Alyssa Hursh

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

13 Aug 2021

16 MINS

16:37

13 Aug 2021


#195

The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators

In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; from meetings with Colonels to dances with Hephzibah. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ali Al Abdullatif, Aidan Greene, Chris Herbert, and Rachel Oglivy. ... Read more

10 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:24

10 Aug 2021


#194

The Moth Radio Hour: Pleasantly Surprised

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 ... Read more

03 Aug 2021

53 MINS

53:22

03 Aug 2021


#193

You've Got a Deal: Denise Bledsoe Slaughter & Bill Robinson

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 ... Read more

30 Jul 2021

17 MINS

17:09

30 Jul 2021


#192

The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small

A man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Pilar Siman, Tom Nimen, Susan Wolman, Jon Cayton, and Deedee Lundberg. ... Read more

27 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:25

27 Jul 2021


#191

The Moth Radio Hour: The Love Hurts SLAM

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 ... Read more

20 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:26

20 Jul 2021


#190

Learning to Sail: Jamie Trowbridge

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 ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

18 MINS

18:13

16 Jul 2021


#189

The Moth Radio Hour: Camp, Cars, Cockroaches, and the Kremlin

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. ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:29

13 Jul 2021


#188

The Moth Radio Hour: Pride 2021

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 ... Read more

06 Jul 2021

53 MINS

53:25

06 Jul 2021


#187

Hot Child in the City: David Brown & Randi Skaggs

This week, stories all about making it work in the city. Hosted by: Jodi Powell Storytellers: David Brown, Randi Skaggs ... Read more

02 Jul 2021

17 MINS

17:35

02 Jul 2021


#186

The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers, and Interrogations

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 ... Read more

29 Jun 2021

52 MINS

52:49

29 Jun 2021


#185

Friends in High Places: Sivad Johnson & Greg Audel

This week, two very different stories about friends in high places. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Sivad Johnson, Greg Audel ... Read more

25 Jun 2021

19 MINS

19:50

25 Jun 2021


#184

The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers

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. ... Read more

22 Jun 2021

53 MINS

53:28

22 Jun 2021


#183

The Moth Radio Hour: Hear Me Roar

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 ... Read more

15 Jun 2021

53 MINS

53:26

15 Jun 2021


#182

Pride 2021 - I Want the World to Know: Sejal & Michael Buonocore

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 ... Read more

11 Jun 2021

22 MINS

22:08

11 Jun 2021


#181

The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast

In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. 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 ... Read more

08 Jun 2021

53 MINS

53:31

08 Jun 2021