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On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast. 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.

On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast. 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.

 

#214

The Moth Radio Hour: Best Laid Plans

To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections. Lost baggage, Kool Aid mishaps, and not eating enough fruit. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Maxie Jones gives in to peer pressure and faces the wrath of his mother. Kate Oliver's determination to impress her partner's family backfires and leaves her in distress. James Fitzgerald is hell bent on watching Power Rangers. At the age of 24, Beau Davis prepares himself for his first airplane journey. Diana Thompson finds herself in a Scottish dancing group, at her mother’s insistence. ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

53 MINS

53:30

20 Feb 2024


#213

The Moth Podcast: Hair Ties

On this episode, we share two stories all about how hair can connect us. As a note, Imogen Wall’s story talks about someone experiencing the suicide of a loved one, if that subject is difficult for you, you might want to skip that story. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can call 988 in the US for free and confidential support. Host: Marc Sollinger Storytellers: Heather Rae looks to a wayward band of strangers to help get her keys out of the car that is locked and running. Imogen Wall finds connection and comfort in a hair salon. If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: [https://themoth.org/events] (https://themoth.org/events) The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

18 MINS

18:50

16 Feb 2024


#212

The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance encounter, and reconciling darkness during a joyous time. This hour is hosted by The Moth's former Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Journalist Jerry Mitchell takes on notorious members of the Ku Klux Klan. Reyna Grande finds kinship with a man seeking asylum in the US. In her journey to start a family, Sarah Jane Johnson also finds herself facing her past. ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

53 MINS

53:33

13 Feb 2024


#211

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Beauty

In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered. 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. Storytellers: George Dawes Green encounters many characters while working on a crisis hotline. Archy Jamjun wants to be beautiful like his sister. Annette Herfkens survives a plane crash. ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

53 MINS

53:28

06 Feb 2024


#210

The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond

On this episode, we share two stories from one of the best places to hear a live story, New Orleans. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Emilie Bahr deals with some pants issues, with the help of her father. Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey. Whether you’re in New Orleans or not, if YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: [https://themoth.org/events] (https://themoth.org/events) The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

14 MINS

14:54

02 Feb 2024


#209

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton

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. Storytellers: Sara Rabidoux-Kelsey has a unique living arrangement with her ex. Dame Wilburn has a startling encounter with Darth Vader. 16 and pregnant, Jackie Andrews must find a way out of financial hardship. Anthony Brinkley finds his perspective changed after being the victim of a racially-motivated attack. ... Read more

30 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:29

30 Jan 2024


#208

The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Community

In this hour, stories of finding your people—on the basketball court, behind the bar, or on the street. 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. Storytellers: At the age of 50, Harwood Taylor returns to basketball with a new team. Julia Cadieux's college bartending job isn't what she expected. Sandra Kwawu finds comfort in a celebration with her friends and family. When Jose Faus is commissioned to paint a mural, he finds inspiration all around him. ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:29

23 Jan 2024


#207

Slamming into the New Year: Liza Cooper and Jim Winship

On this episode, we share two stories, one meta, and one about a mountain music festival. Host: Gabriel Szajnert Storytellers: Liza Cooper tells a story… about telling a moth story. Jim Winship finds healing at a mountain-music festival. If YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: [https://themoth.org/events] (https://themoth.org/events) The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback ... Read more

19 Jan 2024

19 MINS

19:12

19 Jan 2024


#206

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place

In this episode, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour 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. Storytellers: John Elder Robison is an adult when he is diagnosed with Asperger's. Renee Watson and her classmates band together to take on their teacher. Jon Bennett, a vegetarian, goes on a hunting trip with his father. ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:30

16 Jan 2024


#205

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from London

This week, a special episode of The Moth, live from the Union Chapel in London. Stories of holding on and letting go. Adventures in low-stakes crime, military training, and family trees. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of this show. Storytellers: Altar boy Kevin McDonnell idolizes the Six Million Dollar Man. Jon Goode must take a swim test to become a marine. Runa takes a journey into her family history. Nick Ullett describes his (mis)adventures on the path towards adoption. ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:31

09 Jan 2024


#204

Moth Mainstage Tour Announcement!

If you enjoy the stories you hear on The Moth Podcast then come experience the magic of true stories told live in-person at a Moth Mainstage show near you! The Moth Mainstage features five storytellers and a notable host who all share true tales–centered on a common theme—live and without notes! Tickets are on sale now at themoth.org/mainstage "When it comes to engaging and brilliant storytelling, The Moth never disappoints." — Forbes “[The stories] range from touching to just plain hilarious.” — GQ Australia Moth Mainstage Winter/Spring Tour Schedule: Jan 27th: San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan 30th: Anchorage, Alaska Feb 7th: Cincinnati, Ohio - SOLD OUT Feb 8th: Cincinnati, Ohio - SOLD OUT Feb 24th: Big Sky, Montana Feb 28th: Bellingham, Washington Feb 29th: Harlem, New York Mar 1st: Jackson Hole, Wyoming Mar 2nd: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Mar 16th: Johannesburg, South Africa Mar 20th: Brooklyn, New York Mar 22nd: Charlottesville, Virginia Mar 23rd: Tarrytown, New York Apr 2rd: Los Angeles, California Apr 3rd: London, United Kingdom Apr 4th: Santa Barbara, California Apr 24th: Greenwich Village, New York Apr 25th: Charleston, South Carolina Apr 26th: Traverse City, Michigan May 9th: Eugene, Oregon June 12th: Brooklyn, New York ... Read more

06 Jan 2024

03 MINS

03:54

06 Jan 2024


#203

Black Medicine: Ray Christian

On this episode, we’re turning the episode over to Ray Christian, a storyteller, historian, and valued member of the Moth family. We’re playing one of our favorite episodes from his podcast, “What’s Ray Saying,” and we just know you’ll love it. You can find “What’s Ray Saying” wherever you get your podcasts, or click on this link: [https://pod.link/1097310592] (https://pod.link/1097310592) ... Read more

05 Jan 2024

34 MINS

34:54

05 Jan 2024


#202

The Moth Radio Hour: Around the World

In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. 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. Emma Gordon delves into her boyfriend's past relationship to save him from deportation. Kwong Yue Yang prejudges his seatmate on a flight to China. Anastasia Krasilnikova and her family keep a secret from her abusive father. Robinah Babirye is blackmailed due to her HIV status. ... Read more

02 Jan 2024

53 MINS

53:24

02 Jan 2024


#201

The Moth Radio Hour: One In a Million

In this hour, stories of people who made an impact—through a single phone call, a helping hand, or human touch. 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. Storytellers: Greg Quiroga sees his Uncle Steve in a new light. Meg Lavery experiences a change of perspective after over a decade as a teacher. Beth Yates volunteers at San Francisco City Hall during "gay marriage Lollapalooza.” Brittney Cooper gets an unexpected call from Tyler Perry. Jerry Jennings Army National Guard unit is unexpectedly deployed after 9/11 ... Read more

26 Dec 2023

53 MINS

53:29

26 Dec 2023