The Moth

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J.R.
 Jul 18, 2018
A great collection of real people telling interesting stories

Shellie
 Jul 9, 2018
I laugh, I cry, I hurl.....The Moth is a roller coaster of awesomeness!!

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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
The Moth Radio Hour: In Transit!
53:18

In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Belal Mobarak, Ted Conover, and Rosanne Cash.

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Aug 14, 2018
Tony Buba: The Rosary, The Vampire, and George Romero
19:02

An aspiring filmmaker foregoes big city lights for blood and vampires in Pennsylvania.

Storyteller: Tony Buba

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

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Aug 10, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food
53:29

A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about receiving, and possibly losing, Michelin Stars; comedian Lisa Lampanelli tells about her hilarious and moving stint at a fitness camp. Hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Advisory: This episode contains graphic description of the preparation of an animal for meat.

Originally podcasted: 8/23/2016

Storytellers: Adam Gopnik, David Chang, and Lisa Lampanelli

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Aug 07, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City
53:26

In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. Hosted by CJ Hunt. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

Storytellers: Micaela Blei, Nathan Englander, Barbara Bowie, and CJ Hunt.

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Jul 31, 2018
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.

Storytellers: Ash Bhardwaj, Courtney Antonioli, Becca Stevens, and Michael Such.

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Jul 24, 2018
Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi
32:40

Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide.

Storytellers: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

For more information about Jonathan Santlofer, his books, and events visit JonathanSantlofer.com

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Jul 20, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Language, Coins and a Proposal
53:27

Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marriage, but waits a long, long time for an answer. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Flash Rosenberg, Walter Mosley, Barbara Wiener, and Richard Kind.

Originally podcasted: 4/8/2014

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Jul 17, 2018
Beyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams
33:16

A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite stories to share.

A successful businessman reveals his childhood dream. An expecting couple rush through an unexpected trip into the night. An online connection leads to a real-world rekindling.

We'll also hear from two other listeners who wrote in that we loved. A special thanks to Larrnell Cross and Brennen Beckwith. If you’d like to listen to the story Larrnell mentioned in this episode, you can hear that here.

Storytellers: Alvin Hall, Eric Call, and Julie Baker

Hosted by: Tonya Scott Williams

Jul 13, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass
53:26

In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. 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: Phyllis Bowdwin, Sue Steinacher, and Gautam Narula.

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Jul 03, 2018
The Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison
23:03

Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking.

Storytellers: Bill Russell and Journey Jamison.

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

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Jun 29, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date
53:27

After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right. 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.

Jun 26, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure
53:27

In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness, also interviews the fathers in her own family. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Adrianne McGillis, CJ Hunt, Blessing Digha, Lauren Thurman, and Harwood Taylor.

Special thanks to Bob Baril and Eric Wenger for sharing their story pitches with us. If you’d like to read more about Eric’s daughter, Kayla and her life life, please visit www.KaylaWenger.info

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Jun 19, 2018
New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron
20:04

To celebrate Pride Month, we hear from three storytellers embarking on each of their new lives. Jill McDonough meets the girl at the rock show. Owen Lewis embraces a new moniker. Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.

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

A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

David Coven hears a poem that sticks with him for life. Terin Dickerson nurtures his art through a living canvas. David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation.

Storytellers: David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat.

Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

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

In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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


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

In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package.

Storytellers: Diavian Walters and Lori Gottlieb

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

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

Originally podcasted: 2/23/2016

A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

A young girl navigates the pressures of living a double-life, and the limits of a man's physical vision turn into the view from space.

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

Storytellers: Brianna Wolfson and Richard Garriott.

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

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

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child. Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter. Alexandra Rosas learns to be a parent with the help of TV.

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

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

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

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

A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of rap music, a comic’s questionable joke makes him the most hated man in Australia, and a journalist goes undercover in North Korea. Hosted by David Crabb with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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

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

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Apr 24, 2018