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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.
||CleanNathan Englander: Thumbs Up!||Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops||A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun||Three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with milit...||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNate Charles & Adam Gopnik||Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna. Storytellers: Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie||A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi. To view photos or to read more from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storyteller: Barbara Collins Bowie Host: CJ Hunt||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit500th Episode Special||On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder,||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong||A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Sherer & Ann Jankie||Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother but can’t escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride. Storytellers: Robert Sherer and Ann Jankie.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOm Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch||In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it’s still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius. Storytellers: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators||In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; from meetings with Colonels to dances with Hephzibah. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small||A man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn The Line: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates & Samuel Leighton-Dore||A woman on a blind-date sees (and feels) the light, and a young boy tries to send a message but gets some wires crossed. Two stories in this episode of The Moth all about putting yourself on the line and risking it all.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories of Pride: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear & Gil Reyes||Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, being whatever. Kiri Bear learns that some bonds are stronger biology. And Gil Reyes receives the best gift ever from the love of his life. Storytellers: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear,||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops||A man embraces his father’s music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father’s funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth,||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: The Moth’s 20th Anniversary Special||In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor||20 years ago, to the day, was The Moth’s first-ever storytelling event. To celebrate we’re sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her family tree and ancestors’ past. Storyteller: Vy Higginsen||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: The Big Oops: Blunders Large and Small||A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom returns from a trip to India; an online shopping session goes awry; and a college student is drawn into the civil rights movement.||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations||A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of At||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017||A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother’s deathbed, and a man finds a mother’s love in unconventional ways.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song||A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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 Mus...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark||In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers||A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave,||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert||In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLydia Dubois & Louise Irving||This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving||2/21/2017||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!