The Moth

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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: Bearing Witness
52:10

In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Alice Shaffer, Dawn Ross, D. Parvaz, Leland Melvin

Feb 12, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music
52:33

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung

Feb 05, 2019
Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge
15:57

On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge

Feb 01, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary
53:06

A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Diana Spechler, Mark Katz, Tamara Jenkins, David Ullendorff

Originally aired: 12-10-2013

Jan 29, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices
52:24

In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. 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: Stanley Alpert, Faith Ekienabor, T Dixon, Anna Schuleit 

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Jan 22, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight
52:00

In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Angela Lush

Jan 15, 2019
Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei
14:28

On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America.

Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Jan 11, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge
51:07

A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.

Jan 08, 2019
The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert
20:47

On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.

Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Jan 04, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve and Protect
53:33

In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system. Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song.

Storytellers: Rob Simpson, Sheila Calloway, Beth Nielsen

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Sponsored by:

Jan 01, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves
52:26

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.

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

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Sponsored by:

Dec 25, 2018
Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers
17:51

On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition.

Storytellers: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Sponsored by:

Dec 21, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.
53:31

In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. 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: AJ Jacobs, Aleathia Brown, Kwong Yue Yang, Nisha Coleman, Leonard Lee Smith

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Dec 18, 2018
Unexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre
18:04

On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts…Zanele Chisholm learns who she is when others learn her name, and Isabel DeBre’s family gets an unconventional pet.

Storytellers: Zanele Chisholm and Isabel DeBre

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Dec 14, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen
53:31

A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother. 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: Hasan Minhaj, Catherine Smyka, Mel Dockery, Jeremy Orvik

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Dec 11, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break
53:27

Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves. Hosted by The Moth's Curatorial Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Simon Doonan, Marie Walsh, Carlos Kotkin, Jill Donnelly

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Dec 04, 2018
World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse
18:42

2018 is the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. This episode is dedicated to the values he fought for: promoting equity, community service, education for all, and to the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. Jamie experiences prejudice from his dental hygienist when she learns he has HIV. Traumatized after learning of her HIV status, Shakirah comes to recognize the support system that had grown around her.

And a word of caution: Shakirah’s story involves mention of physical abuse.

Storytellers: Shakirah Namwanje and Jamie Brickhouse

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sponsored by:

Nov 30, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances
53:31

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.

Storytellers: Joshua Blau, Navrioska Mateo, Faith Salie, Sherman “OT” Powell

Sponsored by:

Nov 27, 2018
Dinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn
17:26

Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Storyteller: Adam Linn

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sponsored by:

Nov 23, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy
53:35

A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt. 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: Michael Rips, Ava K. Jones, Andy Christie.

Sponsored by:

Nov 20, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory
53:27

In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. 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: Jill Morgenthaler, Dylan Park, Franny Civitano, and Jerry Neal.

Sponsored by:

Nov 13, 2018
A Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin
17:42

Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt.

Storyteller: Jaed Coffin

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sponsored by:

Nov 09, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Deer Meat, Dance Moves, and Motherhood
53:29

A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway.  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: Joyce Maynard, George Dawes Green, and Kevin Free.

Sponsored by:

Nov 06, 2018
Give Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz
26:10

In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.

And a special note from Robin. She writes:

I would love to give a shoutout to my best friend and husband, Jim, our families, and all of our amazing friends and family that really carried us through this experience - from Internet infertility communities to friends we hadn't spoken to in years that came out of the woodwork to fill our home with cards, flowers and meals, and our texts and inboxes full of words of love and support. And in some cases, filling our days with tear-filled meals, and puzzles and tea.

Storytellers: Sue Schmidt and Robin Utz

Hosted by Dan Kennedy

Sponsored by:

Nov 02, 2018
The Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War
53:28

A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends years covering war.

Storytellers: Josh Axelrad, Jamaica Kincaid, and Sebastian Junger.

Originally podcasted: 8/18/2015

Sponsored by:

Oct 30, 2018