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The Moth

Summary: 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.

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Podcasts:

 The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:19

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. The Moth’s third book, Occasional Magic, is now available wherever you buy your books. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Chenjerai Kumanyika,Edgar Oliver, Matt McArthur, Sofija Stefonovic 

 Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:15

On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find Occasional Magic anywhere you buy your books March 19. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Ana Del Castillo

 The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:51

A teenager discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request; a child breaks the teacher’s rules; and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department.

 The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:01

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.  Storytellers:Kay Elmsley Weeden, Marjace Miles, Bob Baril, Jahvannia Darling, Qing Zhao, Carmen Putnam  Hosted by: Jay Allison

 International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:55

On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to escape the village life. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Alexandra Rochester, Kendi Nderitu

 The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:03

A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.

 Black History Month: Emily Richmond and Maxie Jones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:15

This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey; and Maxie Jones witnesses a historic night in Harlem, NY. R. Eric Thomas recorded this episode at the Sundance Film Festival with the help of the Sundance TV team in their pop-up podcast studio. Hosted by: R. Eric Thomas Storytellers: Emily Richmond, Maxie Jones

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Martha’s Vineyard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:29

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. Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, Buddy VanderhoopOriginally aired: 1/28/14

 The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:10

In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Alice Shaffer, Dawn Ross, D. Parvaz, Leland Melvin

 The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:33

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung

 Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:57

On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge

 The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:06

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:24

In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Stanley Alpert, Faith Ekienabor, T Dixon, Anna Schuleit  Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

 The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:45

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. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Angela Lush

 Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:28

On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America. Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

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