By 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.
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure||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.||19 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron||In this special episode, three storytellers step into a new life with a new sense of pride.||14 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart||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||12 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat||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.||8 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMs: Life and Death||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.||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stalliion||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.||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiavian Walters & Lori Gottlieb||Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package.||25 5 2018||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.||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs||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.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrianna Wolfson & Richard Garriott||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.||11 5 2018||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.||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThree Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw & Alexandra Rosas||In this episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child. Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter. Alexandra Rosas learns to a parent with the help of TV.||4 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Sydney||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 u||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human||In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul.||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers||In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday gift exchange is botched; and a nurse in a fertility clinic secretly blesses hopeful couples. Those stories||17 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA World of Difference: Sofija Stefanovic & Andy Fischer-Price||In this episode of the podcast we share two stories of the world leaving it's mark on us. Sofija Stefanovic leaves her communist Serbian roots behind for a new life abroad, and Andy Fischer-Price has a chapter of his family's history reopened.||13 4 2018||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.||10 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Sailing On An Alien Sea||In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes||3 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Podcast 10th Anniversary Special: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel||Last year The Moth celebrated 500 episodes of our podcast with some of our favorite stories through the years. But this year for our 10th anniversary of the podcast, we look ahead to the future with never-heard-before stories from some our newest additi||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy||A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II.||27 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Confidence: Too Much, Too Little?||A young girl is confronted with color and identity; a teenager lets loose at his school dance; and a massage goes awry. Those stories and more.||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Global Stories of Women and Girls||A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her mother has bigger ideas; a teenager's failing sight is revealed during a game of kickball; and a woman smites down her enemies. Those stories and more.||13 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories from Nairobi: Sandra Kimokoti, Rehema Nanfuka & Bina Maseno||In this episode, we share three stories from our Global Community workshop and showcase in Nairobi, Kenya||9 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 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||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHome and Abroad: Paul Murray, Margie Morris, and Chandrika Naryanan-Mohan||In this episode, three stories all about our travels at home and abroad.||2 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A bite of the stories from the apple
Normally you're prepared to stand in line for at least half an hour in all kinds of weather. You're willing to pay the $6 cover (which, by the way, is ridiculously cheap). You might be unable to secure a seat in the packed venue. And yet, you enjoy what happens at The Moth StorySLAMS so much that you don't really care. The intense feeling of intimacy with the storyteller on the stage. The roaring of the audience in response to the progression of the stories. The beer you're drinking. All this is part of The Moth Experience – something which I've unfortunately been prevented from experiencing during the last couple of months. Not because I'm not willing to stand in line anymore. Not because the price is too high. But being more than 8 hours from New York (by direct plane!!) means that I'm finding it – let's say – difficult to make it to all the events… THEREFORE, the brand new Moth Podcast is a godsend to me. The stories are brilliant. Told by some of my all-time-favorite storytellers. Now, I'm able to enjoy the stories in my home, accompanied by a homemade (very large, and very dry) martini, and when I close my eyes, I can almost smell the room – I can almost feel the audience – feel the muted background beat of New York. I'm there, and I feel great. And actually: even if you have never been there. Never been standing in THAT line. Never paid THOSE six bucks. Even then, when you might only enjoy it half as much as I do, it's still worth it. It's brilliant. Thank you!
To the Moth crew - thank you. It doesn't get any better.