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: 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|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War||A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Seba||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett||On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New||In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories||In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels||In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moth Radio Hour: Disney, Racecars, and Red Sox||From the Moth archives: A comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a young man doesn't let his lack of eyesight restrict his mobility.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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!