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: Shocks and Surprises||In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth||In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission;.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitProgress Not Perfection||On this week’s episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives. Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad. Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way.||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories||In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast,||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs||A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas,||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Denver Battle of the SLAMs||On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a .||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering||In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane||In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted||Repodcast: A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps the FBI capture America’s Most Wanted. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director,||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War||In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston||A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Your Mark, Get Set, Go||Get your running shoes on, because on today’s episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Storytellers: Steve Clark and Megan McNally Hosted by: Dan K||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things||In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. To see photos from this episode visit: TheMoth.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity||A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin J||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown||A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses t.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair||A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling||A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical c.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
||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|
||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|
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!