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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.
||ExplicitLydia Dubois & Louise Irving||This week, two stories of going off-script. What happens when a teenager is given the spotlight and a microphone, or when humans and animals cross paths? Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends,||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValentine’s Day Special 2017: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer & Lucy Huber||In this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine’s Day is all about,||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Leaving, Loving & Coming Home||In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, Super Markets and Coney Island||In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Island.||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo||An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn’t “Korean enough,” and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom.||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston||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 t.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Princeton to Prison||An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of a crime. Storyteller: Mahmoud Reza Banki||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA||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.||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December||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.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Prosthetics, Boot Camp and Heartache||In this hour, double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader ...||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracy Rowland & Carlos Kotkin||A woman dates a musician who has a dependent relationship with a life coach, and a man becomes a new father sooner than expected.||10/4/2016||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|
||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|
Quantum butterfly? More like Quantum MOTH...
The "Quantum Butterfly" is said to change the weather around the world with each flap of its wings. This is the "Quantum MOTH"- these people are flapping like hell, and they just might change the world! Caught "The Moth" live in Atlanta last summer and was surprised by a real sense of magic in the theatre that night, and that sense is every bit present in these podcasts. Entertaining, amusing, compelling, disturbing, upsetting... affecting, most of all. These are the stories of real people, they are real stories, and hearing them reminds me again and again how amazing it is that we are all here on this planet. Hear these stories, see a live performance someday, and spread the word. We're all here together, folks... These are OUR stories, and The Moth is telling them!
This is one of my favorite podcasts. I drive a lot to and from school, and Im a big fan of talk/news radio. This however blows my mind. Its very well done. Short stories that are well told on a number of different subjects. I havent heard one yet that I didnt enjoy. Very funny and very entertaining. I only wish that I had discovered this earlier.
These podcasts are absolutely fantastic. Powerful stories told in front of a captive audience, pulling your heart strings and making you laugh outloud. I've gotten a lot of strange looks from passerbys as I laugh and sniffle at these stories. So happy they've put this together, now more stories please!