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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
Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance
15:02

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali

Storytellers: Katy Laurance

Nov 20, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Special 2014
53:23

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special hour is 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.

Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Mike Scotti, Dawn Seymour, Bill Krieger, William Cole

Nov 17, 2020
Swans, Squirrels and Snails: Majdy Fares & Lucie Moses
19:55

This week, two hilarious stories about the lengths we go to for our animal friends. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jalowski, a producer and director at The Moth. Make sure to check out our website, themoth.org/extras, for photos of Luc and Busta and Majdy’s Swan Lake.

Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Lucie Moses

Nov 13, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Dublin
53:21

A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Colm O'Regan, Karen Gearon, Daryl McCormack, Peter Pringle

Nov 10, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Past Tense, Future Perfect
53:26

In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and guilt. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Julie Pryor, Madeleine Berenson, Michael Fischer, Carol Seppilu

Nov 03, 2020
Howlin' at the Moon: Kathleen McKitty Harris & Michael Walz
23:05

This week, we celebrate Halloween and the full moon with two stories about intuition and connecting with the other side. Happy Halloween and have a blessed Samhain! For more information about voting, head to themoth.org.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Kathleen McKitty Harris, Michael Walz

Oct 30, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark
53:43

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust.

Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Kate Braestrup, John Turturro, and Daniela Schiller.

Oct 27, 2020
Decisions, Decisions - Jill Chenault & Harjeet Kapor
19:14

This week, two stories and two choices. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi.

Storytellers: Jill Chenault, Harjeet Kapoor

Oct 23, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins
39:53

This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: Ben Lillie, Josh Broder

Oct 20, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: I See You
53:21

In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. 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: Rae Wynn Grant, Angelica Lindsay-Ali, Josh Holland, Grace Topinka, Zakiya Minifee

Oct 13, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Fear Factor
53:23

In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. This hour is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Zaena Tessema, Diane Kastiel, Tito Chavez-Nguyen, Patricia Aro, Chelsea Shorte, Rufus May

Oct 06, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Put to the Test
53:23

In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. 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.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Lucy Danser, Albert Fox Cahn, Quratulain Fatima, Tim FitzHigham

Sep 29, 2020
Swiftly Flow the Days: Caroline Connolly & Christopher Moncayo-Torres
20:20

This week, stories of parenting and being parented.This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by the director of MothWorks at The Moth, Kate Tellers, featuring two special surprise guests.

Storytellers: Caroline Connolly, Christopher Moncayo-Torres

Sep 25, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
53:21

A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion.

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: Jon Ronson, Sitawa Wafula, Maureen Freeman, and Elna Baker.

Sep 22, 2020
Kathi Kinnear Hill - "But I Just Might"
17:17

This week, Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Jon Goode. Head to the extras for this weeks episode for photos from Kathi, as well as information about registering to vote - themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Jon Goode

Storyteller: Kathi Kinnear Hill

Sep 18, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston
53:21

A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Sofija Stefanovic, Tara Clancy, Paul Munafo, and Salman Ahmad.

Sep 15, 2020
The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber: Abby Wambach, Soccer Star
29:52

We’re so excited to bring you an episode from The Confessional’s second season, a podcast about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with soccer star, Abby Wambach. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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“I didn't feel like, oh, I need to call my lawyer or anything like that. I felt like I was totally with it. And then I did the breathalyzer and I can't remember exactly what number I blew, but it was like, I think, two times the legal limit. And I thought, this machine is broken.”

When Abby retired from professional soccer in 2015, she was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, World Cup champion, and the all-time leader in goal scoring for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Today, she is also known for her speaking, activism, and writing.

https://twitter.com/AbbyWambach

https://www.instagram.com/abbywambach/

Sep 11, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: The Games We Play
53:26

In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness
Storytellers: Joey Garfield, Tod Kelly, Romy Negrin, Tahmin Ullah, Abhishek Shah

Sep 08, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Ivan Kuraev & Dante Jackson
18:06

This week, two stories of childhood trials and tribulations. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Check out the extras for this episode to see photos of Dante and Ivan at the time of their stories - themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi

Storytellers: Dante Jackson, Kuraev

This is our last episode of All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth. We hope you’ve enjoyed this summer series. Remember to visit our website for all the prompts from each episode.

Sep 04, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin
53:23

A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers.” This episode is 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Melissa Lucashenko, Paul Carter, Magda Szubanski

Sep 01, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anne Moraa & Caroline Hunter
26:21

This week’s episode is all about turning anger into positive change. Quinn McNeill, The Moth’s Digital Media Assistant, is our host this week. Check out themoth.org/extras for this week’s prompts, as well as photos from Caroline Hunter.

Hosted by: Quinn McNeill

Storytellers: Anne Moraa, Caroline Hunter

Aug 28, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart
53:25

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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: Andrea Collier, Damon Young, Huwe Burton 

Aug 25, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Isaiah Owens
15:31

This week, a story of finding your passion and reconnecting with your people. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s Assistant Producers, Zora Shaw. You can check out the prompts for this episode in the extras for this episode on our website, themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Zora Shaw

Storyteller: Isaiah Owens

Aug 21, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems
53:24

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair is shaved to save her life.

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: Ray Christian, Alyssa Ladd, Nestor Gomez, Steven Carr, and Melanie Kostrzewa.

Aug 18, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Maurice Ashley
23:24

This week, a boy from Jamaica isn't so sure his new home is all that. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Finance, Marina Klutse. Check out the extras for this episode on our website to see photos of Maurice as a child and to hear more from his interview with Marina.

Hosted by: Marina Klutse

Storyteller: Maurice Ashley

Aug 14, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Regrets, I've Had a Few
53:21

In this hour, stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no regrets attached! This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Alfonso Lacayo, Noreen King, David Watson Mwabila, Megan McNally, Nadia Hakim, Robert Hallett

Aug 11, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Aydrea Walden & Katie Vaca
16:08

This week, two stories about the sometimes bumpy road to connection. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Aydrea Walden, Katie Vaca

Aug 07, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin
53:23

In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Cole Kazdin, Simon Bill, Chenjerai Kumanyika, James Shuter

Aug 04, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Nina McConigley
18:20

This week, Nina connects to her heritage through tradition. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi, a former Assistant Producer and alumna of the EDU program at The Moth. You can find the prompts for this week’s episode on our website, themoth.org.

Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi

Storyteller: Nina McConigley

Jul 31, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Rooted in the Past
53:25

In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. This hour 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: Hannah Drake, Craig Mangum, Luanne Sims, Dan Ariely 

Jul 28, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Shannon Cason & June Cross
25:30

This week, two stories of facing the different sides of ourselves. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Anna Roberts, the Manager of the Mothworks program.

Storytellers: Shannon Cason, June Cross

Hosted by: Anna Roberts

Jul 24, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World
53:25

In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance. Those stories and more. 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Mary Kate O'Flanagan, Gail Breslow, Ally Mason, Bess Stillman, Aryana Rose, Jane Otai 

Jul 21, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Hope Wade
14:43

This week, a story about a life-changing bet. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Hanna Campbell, The Moth’s Senior Manager of the Education Department.

Storyteller: Hope Wade

Hosted by: Hanna Campbell

Jul 17, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live at Town Hall, New York
53:23

A real fashionista auditions for a key role in The Devil Wears Prada; a tough guy father deals with his sensitive son; and an expectant mother gets unsettling news about her unborn child.

The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Simon Doonan, Kemp Powers, Lynn Ferguson

Jul 14, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anthony Brinkley
23:49

This week, Anthony Brinkley shares his complicated relationship with white people. This episode is hosted by one of the Moth’s Producers and Directors, Jodi Powell.

Storyteller: Anthony Brinkley

Hosted by: Jodi Powell

Jul 13, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Play It Again, SLAM
53:24

In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks or a second chance. Standing out or fading away, chance encounters, and the importance of food. This hour 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: Gabby Shea, Jon Novick, Annie Tan, Carl Banks, Anoush Froundijian, Wendy Paige 

Jul 07, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Vin Shambry
16:02

This week, a story of childhood freedom. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Amanda Garcia, the Associate Producer for the Mothworks program at The Moth. For more information on how to support organizations creating safe spaces for Black folks in nature, head to themoth.org/extras.

Hosted by: Amanda Garcia

Storyteller: Vin Shambry

Jul 03, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Everything's Bigger in Texas
53:26

In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Alyssa Ladd, Chris Gorman, Robert Holguin, Christopher Scott

Jun 30, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth: Shawna Renee Collins & Audrey Pleasant
23:53

This week, an episode celebrating the power and joy of Black women. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s producers and directors, Chloe Salmon.

Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers: Shawna Renee Collins, Audrey Pleasant

Jun 26, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Mismatch, Marriage, and a Marathon
53:34

A woman follows love to a campsite, a man gets married and divorced and then remarried, and a public radio host runs the Boston Marathon as a guide for a visually impaired man. This hour is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors, Jenifer Hixson.*The Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Horace B Sanders, Peter Sagal, Jessica Lee Williamson

Jun 23, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Chelsea Shorte
14:58

This week, we're celebrating Pride with a story that talks about the intersection of being Black and LGBTQIA in America. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. Black Trans Lives Matter.

Hosted by: Brandon Grant

Storyteller: Chelsea Shorte

Jun 19, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Voicing Tough Truths
53:23

In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the face of the patriarchy, during a shocking encounter, and to pass on knowledge. 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: David Litt, Nimisha Ladva, Alexis Barton, Sharon Salzberg

Jun 16, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Boots Riley
21:52

This week, Boot Riley talks about a time he did everything right. This episode is hosted by beloved Moth StorySLAM and Mainstage host, Jon Goode.

Story by: Boots Riley

Jun 12, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: A Nobel Path
53:23

A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. This hour is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors, Meg Bowles.*The Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by

Storytellers: Sarah Schlesinger, Robin Frankel, Deirdre Bowen, and Roald Hoffmann.

Jun 10, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Carol Daniel
18:52

This week, a story about perceptions of race and the importance of celebrating your identity. For at least the month of June, each episode of All Together Now will focus on stories from Black tellers and be hosted by Black members of The Moth staff. We stand with bipoc and allies fighting for racial equality around the world. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Director, Suzanne Rust.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storyteller: Carol Daniel

Jun 05, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me
53:23

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.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Enrique García Naranjo, Aydrea Walden, Miles Crabtree, Kimberly Rose, Jessi Klein

Jun 02, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Grace Topinka & Pam Burrell
17:01

This week on All Together Now: Friday’s with The Moth, stories about the trials and tribulations of finding your place. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors and hosts of The Moth Radio Hour, Jenifer Hixson.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Grace Topinka, Pam Burrell

May 29, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Faith and Money
53:18

A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with detectives; and a neuroscientist searches for clues of God’s existence. 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.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Prinna Boudreau, Christof Koch

May 26, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Neshaune Lasley & Sue Schmidt
17:46

This week on All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth, we’re talking about support systems: the roots to our trees; the helping hands that give us a boost up when we need them. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.

Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers: Neshaune Lasley, Sue Shmidt

May 22, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase
53:37

A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to celebrate student stories of first kisses, culture shock, finding a niche, and baking apple cake. This hour is hosted by Moth Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, with additional hosting by Moth Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Julian Goldhagen, Sarah Austin Jenness

Isobel Connelly grows up feeling like the stupid girl.

Saya Shamdasani feels caught between two cultures.

David Lepelstat is nervous about his first kiss.

Luna Azcurrain and her grandfather create a Thanksgiving tradition.

Beth Gebresilasie tries to protect herself from her family's constant moving.

May 19, 2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal
18:23

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth is a new weekly addition to our podcast, featuring stories suitable for ears of all ages. We'll also be sharing special prompts and questions to go with these stories to spark conversations - and hopefully stories of your own. Gather your friends and families, whether they're near or far, to come together virtually every Friday with The Moth.

On this week’s episode, we kick off May’s theme “Identity”, with two stories about what our pets can teach us about ourselves.

Hosted by Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal

May 15, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts
53:22

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. TheMoth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Chrissie Graham, Catherine Palmer, Constance Mudenda, Matthew Dicks, and Melissa Rodriguez.

May 12, 2020
Introducing The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber
27:08

For the first time in Moth history, we are helping launch a new podcast, about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with software developer, Chris Schuhmacher. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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“I came into software development relatively late in life. You know, I'm in my mid 40s and my training actually started in 2014 inside the walls of San Quentin.”

Chris is the founder and developer of Fitness Monkey, an app that encourages the physical fitness of addicts in recovery.

May 08, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes
53:24

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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Mike Birbiglia, Carmen Rita Wong, Beth Bucher, Paul Nurse

May 05, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up
53:20

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.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Angela Dohrmann, Jason Lemos, Zellia Fossett

Apr 28, 2020
Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm
23:10

This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon

Apr 24, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep
53:23

A basement fire, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam, and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school.

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: Lauren Slater, Colin Channer, Aubrey Edwards, and Chris Gilbert

 

Apr 21, 2020
The Moment of Truth: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker & Kathleen Sheffer
25:07

This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness.

Storytellers: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker, Kathleen Sheffer

Apr 17, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date
53:01

In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to be a member of The Honor Guard, a mourning woman looks for solace in swing dancing, a computer hacker messes with the algorithms of OKCupid. 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: Carol Leifer, Adrian Estrada, Vicki Juditz, and Chris McKinlay.

Apr 14, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons & Superstars
53:25

In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Storytellers: Valerie Walker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Danny Artese, Elyse McInerney, Christian McBride 

Apr 07, 2020
Ride the Night: Carly Johnstone
12:13

On this week’s episode, Carly Johnstone tells us about searching for a taste of freedom at New Belgium Brewery’s Tour De Fat Tour.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Story by Carly Johnstone

Apr 03, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop
53:24

In this hour, a daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. This episode 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.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Erin Barker, Alvin Hall, Paul Teodo, Sam Thurman, and Ameera Chowdhury.

Mar 31, 2020
It Takes A Village: Maxie Jones & Bruce Feiler
24:50

This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us.

Hosted by Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler

Mar 27, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance
53:22

A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. 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.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Danyel Smith, Stephanie Peirolo 

Mar 24, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young
53:23

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.

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Alex Jones: Sarfraz Manzoor, Oanh Ngo Usadi, Max García Conover

Mar 17, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Truth and Power: Global Stories of Women
53:25

In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers:  Betty Reid Soskin, Purity Kagwiria, Timothy Bell, Musih Tedji Xaviere, Nya Abernathy 

Mar 10, 2020
International Women's Day 2020: Carol Spencer
18:04

This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.

Storyteller: Carol Spencer

Mar 06, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Portland, Maine
53:22

A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman learns to stop blaming herself years after an accident, and an astronaut prepares for his next shuttle mission after the loss of the Challenger. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, who is also the host of this hour.

Storytellers: Paul Knoll, Melissa Coleman, Frederick Hauk

Mar 03, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: It's the Little Things
53:25

In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a question mark. This hour 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: Beverley Elliott, Lee Thomas, Matthew McGough, Reilly Horan, Camille Woods 

Feb 25, 2020
Black History Month 2020: Devan Sandiford & Rev. Al Sharpton
26:01

This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton

Feb 21, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common
53:23

In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Hosted by: Meg Bowles

Storytellers: Ashok Ramasubramanian, Jane Green, Shayk Umar, Cybele Abbett

Feb 18, 2020
Life After Love: Leah Haydock & Mitch Donaberger
20:32

As the great Cher once asked, Do you believe in life after love? This week, stories of loving and losing and everything in between.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Leah Haydock, Mitch Donaberger

Feb 14, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA
53:25

In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s man.” 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: Danusia Trevino, Charles Upshaw, Morely McBride, and Chris Turgeon.

Feb 11, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Out of the Blue
53:21

In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Natalie Arroyo, Sonny Garg, Gregory Mathieu, Mariya Goodbrake, Andrew Solomon

Feb 04, 2020
Crowd Control: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade
16:56

This week, stories from crowded places and spaces.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade

Jan 31, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Iowa City
53:24

An activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jay Alison

Storytellers: Jim Bennett, Janice Carney, Stephanie Summerville

Jan 28, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past
53:24

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 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: Jerry Mitchell, Reyna Grande, Sarah Jane Johnson 

Jan 21, 2020
When I Grow Up: Tim Lopez & Kelley Craig
17:40

This week, we’re asking the same question your high school guidance counselor asked you at age 15: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?”

Hosted by Dan “DJ” Kennedy

Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Kelley Craig

Jan 17, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man
53:20

This week, a bullet wound helps heal; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at the animal shelter; and a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her A-type personality at art school.This hour is hosted by The Moth's Executive Director, Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Phil Caputo, Carlos Kotkin, Ophira Eisenberg, Tricia Rose Burt

Jan 14, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!
53:12

In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright on the church pulpit. This hour is 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.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Alistair Bane, Jon Levin, Noriko Rosted, Taylor Tower

Jan 07, 2020
The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Santa Barbara
53:19

A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an intergenerational connection through music, and a rockstar who feels out of touch. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. 

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Storytellers: Monte Montepare, Christina Igaraividez, Patty Schemel  

Dec 31, 2019
Loose Ends and New Beginnings: Eliana Saenz & Otis Gray
21:23

This week, we're tying up loose ends and starting new beginnings as we head into 2020. From all of us at The Moth, Happy New Year!

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Eliana Saenz, Otis Gray

Dec 27, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December
53:21

A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. 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: Adam Ruben, Pierre Epstein, Ed McCarthy, Katie Fales, Catherine McCarthy, David Frieberg, and Denise Scheuermann.

Dec 24, 2019
Togetherness: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron
19:15

This week, stories of learning to co-exist.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron

Dec 20, 2019
The Moth Radio Hour: Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party
53:18

A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco.

Storytellers: Auburn Sandstrom, Tere Negrete, Daniel Judson, Ray Christian, Todd Shafer, Mary Furlong Coomer.

Dec 17, 2019