The Moth Podcast
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.
||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|
||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 a.||6/7/2016||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,||5/31/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Bacon & Bokara Legendre||An unauthorized nap puts a police officer in a compromising position and a girl grows up on a safari.||5/24/2016||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|
||ExplicitSteve Barnes & Drew Nieporent||A local restaurant reviewer is targeted by a disgruntled restaurant owner and a new restauranteur agonizes to please a food critic.||5/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThe 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. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross,||4/26/2016||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|
||CleanThe 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!