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: 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: More Women in the World||A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance. Those stories and more. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer,||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Bremen||A tour guide is put through his paces on a trip through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors to Biscayne National Park’s shores. Two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. Go adventure,||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin||A heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns.||4/11/2017||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|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems||In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair .||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep||A basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival||In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in par...||2/28/2017||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|
||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|
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!