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: Live in Martha’s Vineyard||A mother monitors her teen’s internet use; a preacher’s husband feels the love of community; and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Live in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness||In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music||In this hour, stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge||On this week's episode, two stories about taking shortcuts.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary||A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices||In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears.||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight||In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei||Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge||A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert||On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve and Protect||In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one.||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves||A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a “Hollywood” style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa,||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers||On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.||In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre||On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts…||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen||A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break||Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sabot||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWorld AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse||This episode is dedicated to the values Nelson Mandela fought for, including the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances||In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn||Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving.||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy||A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory||In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin||Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Deer Meat, Dance Moves, and Motherhood||A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGive Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz||In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz faces pregnancy complications and the hardships of love.||11/2/2018||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!