The Moth Podcast
By The Moth
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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: Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo||A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist commutes to war torn countries for work, and a comedian confronts a heckler.||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitKevin Boggs & Anne Driscoll: StorySLAM Favorites||A college kid from a small town in Tennessee has a chance to see the world and a teacher working to exonerate wrongly-convicted criminals is the victim of an attempted mugging. - Kevin Boggs' story comes to us courtesy of SpeakeasyDC.||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Crabb & Jia H. Jung: StorySLAM Favorites||David Crabb finds a video tape that his dad accidentally left in his video camera and Jia H. Jung tries to figure out what to do with her father's ashes.||5/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom||Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother...||5/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Crime and Forgiveness||A retired pickpocket remembers when he first enrolled in pickpocketing school, a young woman recounts the difficulty of being a Mormon in New York City, and the victim of a random stabbing faces his attacker in court.||5/5/2015||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!