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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 Podcast: Summer Camp!

On this episode, two stories all about summer camp. Host: Amanda Garcia Storytellers: Jean Spindler organizes some pranks at summer camp. Liz Kreppel has an unfortunate run-in with lice.  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 Podcast: 871 ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

17 MINS

17:50

14 Jun 2024


#213

The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young

In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. 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: Sarfraz Manzoor discovers life lessons in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. Oanh Ngo Usadi and her family arrive in Texas from Vietnam with high hopes and an American Dream. Max García Conover finds faith in an unexpected place. Podcast: 642 ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

53 MINS

53:30

11 Jun 2024


#212

The Moth Radio Hour: TLC - Tender Loving Care

In this hour, stories of being gentle and kind—to ourselves and to others. Health scares, sound baths, and friend dates. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Freida Vizel questions a big community tradition for the first time. Skeptical teen Leela Ting goes to to a sound bath. Young Marianna is her brother's secret weapon in a high stakes basketball game.  James Petersen's daughter checks in on him weekly, via a dreaded phone call. When Alyssa Hursh and her boyfriend take some time apart, her friends step in to make her summer magical. Podcast: 870 ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

53 MINS

53:29

04 Jun 2024


#211

The Moth Podcast: Leftovers

On this episode, we share two stories about food and memory.Host: Kate TellersStorytellers: Terry Wolfisch Cole learns a lesson from her father. Michael Imber tries to become his grandmother’s “angel boy.” 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 Podcast: 869 ... Read more

31 May 2024

18 MINS

18:34

31 May 2024


#210

The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes

In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers:  Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.Beth Bucher makes a hard decision to protect her health.When applying for a green card, Paul Nurse discovers a family secret. Podcast: 649 ... Read more

28 May 2024

53 MINS

53:29

28 May 2024


#209

The Moth Radio Hour: Not So Golden Rules

In this hour, stories of structures and strictures—and the struggles against them. School assignments, teenage rebellion, and the proper time to eat. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show. Storytellers: Stephen Michael Carr quietly rebels against his school's reading program. Gabriela Quiroz doesn't appreciate her school's unofficial year end tradition. Caroline Connolly attempts to find a way around her lawyer parents' rules. Saad Sarwana and his fellow "nerds" try to pull off a senior prank. Beth Ann Fennelly grows up in a heavily structured household. Podcast: 868 ... Read more

21 May 2024

53 MINS

53:31

21 May 2024


#208

The Moth Podcast: Birmingham

On this episode, we share two stories from Birmingham,  Alabama.Host: Suzanne RustStorytellers: Anne Wheeler tries to get a part in a play.Anthony Underwood figures that the best way to get good banana pudding is to make it himself.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

17 May 2024

19 MINS

19:32

17 May 2024


#207

The Moth Radio Hour: All About Moms - Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. 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:Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one.Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert.Constance Mudenda is a healthcare worker with a health scare of her own.Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother.Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own. Podcast: 434 ... Read more

14 May 2024

53 MINS

53:31

14 May 2024


#206

The Moth Radio Hour: Obama, Jackie, and the All Star Game

In this hour, a professional impersonator gets an unusual gig, a journalist is befuddled by the facts, and a brother sister duo who really love baseball. 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: Obama impersonator Dion Flynn gets an unlikely gig. Carole Radziwill is gifted a watch that belonged to Jackie Kennedy. Michaela Murphy takes her little brother on a cross-country adventure to see an All-Star Game. Podcast: 866 ... Read more

07 May 2024

53 MINS

53:26

07 May 2024


#205

The Moth Podcast: Star Wars

On this episode, we visit a galaxy far far away, with three stories all about the impact of Star Wars. Plus, a discussion about why Star Wars has resonated for more than 50 years. Hosts: Brandon Grant-Walker and Edgar Ruiz, Jr. Storytellers: Dame Wilburn confuses a man in a costume for the real Darth Vader.Shannan Paul’s mother teaches her that it’s alright to fall in love with science-fiction.Manuelito Wheeler translates Star Wars: A New Hope into Navajo. Podcast: 865 ... Read more

03 May 2024

41 MINS

41:48

03 May 2024


#204

The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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.Angela Dohrmann goes whole-hog during a Wendy's giveaway. Lobsterman Jason Lemos fights for survival in the frigid Atlantic.Zellia Enjoli Tatiana learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent.  ... Read more

30 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:29

30 Apr 2024


#203

The Moth Podcast: Funnybone

On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body. We’ve got two stories all about bones and funnybones. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storytellers: Jason Schommer takes a sleep study… and dreams of Ricky Martin.Caroline Connolly learns a few unintended lessons from her mother. 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

26 Apr 2024

15 MINS

15:53

26 Apr 2024


#202

The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me

In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers:Enrique García Naranjo is stopped by border patrol.Aydrea Walden realizes her classmates see her differently.Miles Crabtree tries out for his school's production of "How the West Was Won."Kimberly Rose sees herself disappearing in her marriage.Jessi Klein lands what she thinks is her dream job. ... Read more

23 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:30

23 Apr 2024


#201

The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. 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: Surgeon Anthony Chin-Quee finds himself in over his head during his first day on call. Despite protests from friends and family, Nancy French marries a man she barely knows. Wilderness guide Monte Montepare takes inexperienced hikers on a glacier expedition ... Read more

16 Apr 2024

53 MINS

53:31

16 Apr 2024