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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.
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast||In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman.||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common||In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Storytellers: Ashok Ramasubramanian, Jane Green, Shayk Umar, Cybele Abbett||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date||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,||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus||In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist acrobats..at the height of the cold war.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGeorge Lombardi & Mary Navarre||A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon and a Catholic school dropout searches for meaning.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food||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 rec||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAngela Lush & TJ McDonald||A woman decides to rebel against her family by getting a tattoo and a New Zealander visits America only to discover he’s completely out of place.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah||A boy’s Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer’s block is to block out the world. Storytellers: Jeffrey Solomon,||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShalom Auslander & Jeannette Walls||A son uncovers his father’s collection of pornography and a woman learns to embrace her past.||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Wheeler & Aaron Wolfe||A tale of family adventure from the founder of Lonely Planet and a man has a run in with some Howler monkeys in Nicaragua.||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJessi Klein: Breaking Up in the Age of Google||A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDante Jackson & Brie Mann-Hernandez||A middle school student comes out of his shell at his 8th grade prom and learns to dance and a young woman who is convinced that her step-grandmother must be evil is furious when all her attempts to “break her” fail.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatherine Smyka & Sasha Chanoff||A woman tries to avoid a hard conversation with her dad but then gets stuck on a road detour and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives.||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Fathers and Children: Adventures, Joys, and Predicaments||A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single dad teaches his kids a lesson, and a father and son must face down the same demon.||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret||An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her crush is in a gang, and a presidential speech writer has a secret. Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz,||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar||In this hour, a celebration of Moth stories and storytellers from Michigan. A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-home mother contemplates becoming a minister, the father of an autistic child describes his son’s perilous a.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 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,||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: A Nobel Path||A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Storytellers: Sarah Schlesinger, Robin Frankel, Deirdre Bowen, and Roald Hoffmann.||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides||The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the close||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dublin||A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old b...||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World||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. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer,||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal||A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. - Storytellers: Chris Fischer, Evan Kleiman, Abhishek Shah, and Roy Choi.||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Zimbabwe, Camping, Goths and Grace||A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of a crime. - Storytellers: David Crabb, Petina Gappah, Liz Allen, and Kate Braestrup.||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValentine’s Day Special: Aryana Rose & Matthew Dicks & Sr. Carolyn Martin||A special Valentine's Day episode of The Moth Podcast: A woman falls in love with a man over a decade younger than her, a man tries to keep his promise to his high school sweetheart, and a young woman has to make a difficult decision.||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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Great podcast, engaging 15min usually about people in strange / difficult situations which exposes the heart and thoughts of those people. Engaging and helpful in getting us to understand their minds as they work through their story. Terrific piece of social intrigue. Thanks Moth. Downloaded all that I could and found about 80% of them fantastic.
Each podcast is provides a short monologue by a terrific storyteller. Virtually everyone I have listened to has both made me laugh out loud and brought me close to tears with touching insights into the performer's life. I am so lucky to have found them and so grateful that they are provided. If you are reading this, you too should count yourself lucky and should immediately subsribe. The only bad thing about this podcast is that they do not come out frequently enough. I-pod, therefor I-am.
So grateful to have found this needle in the podcast haystack. Funny, tender and inspiring. People sharing what makes us human. Embarassment, insecurity, passion, love, humility and gratitude.