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: Astronauts, Family Tree, and Drips||A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor, and astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Spa||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel Tales: Reza Jalali & Emily Matuzek||In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we'll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Stepchild, Big Brother, Mugshot||Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a teenager rebels after her brother is disowned.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel Tales: Emma John & T. Richard Corcoran||In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we'll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran. Emma John brings a friend's young daughter on a||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Saints, and Secrets||A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native coun||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson, Wyoming||In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and home, a potential romance takes a dark turn, and a woman’s heritage dangles over oblivion by a thread. Host||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEno Inwek, Caoimhe Creed & Martin Hughes||On today's episode, three stories for you. Eno Inwek turns to the internet in search of a good deal. Caoimhe Creed takes a bold stand for minimum wage. Martin Hughes’ has a Christmas tradition, and standard text message rates apply.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds||A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Musi||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMischief & Mayhem: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler||A young girl's imagination runs amok with very real world consequences, and a high school junior is forced to satisfy a sweet tooth against the doctor's wishes.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Texas Hold' Em, Kin, and Cloistered Nuns||Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young woman is about to give birth just as her grandfather is dying, and a Holocaust survivor describes hiding wi||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: In Transit!||In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTony Buba: The Rosary, The Vampire, and George Romero||An aspiring filmmaker foregoes big city lights for blood and vampires in Pennsylvania.||8/10/2018||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 recei||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City||In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye||In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBecoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi||Jonathan Santlofer's tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi's wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Language, Coins and a Proposal||Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marria||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams||A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite sto||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass||In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison||Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date||After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meet||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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.||6/19/2018||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.||6/14/2018||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||6/12/2018||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.||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the Moth!
This is a dream come true--I hardly ever have a chance to go to the Moth shows in NYC, so it's a treat to get them delivered right to me. The stories are always compelling, sometimes bizarre. And I often learn about some odd job or perspective...or at least laugh my butt off.
Excellent, compelling stories. Very entertaining!
I kept hearing about The Moth from friends, people at my school, and then on this American Life. After listening to this and a few of their CDs I can honestly say that they live up to their hype. From funny to poignant, you'll get just about everything you could ask from a story. Check it out!
Great job Moth!