The Moth show

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

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 The Moth Radio Hour: Singing, Sewing, Suits and Cemeteries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a young woman discovers the beauty in the hometown she’d left behind years before. 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. Storytellers: Tim Gunn, George Dawes Green, Warren Holleman, and Natalie Chanin. Originally podcasted: 1/19/2016 Sponsored by:

 The Moth Radio Hour: In The Name Of Love | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:21

In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes to appreciate his roots; a love song becomes a love story; and a man battles the law to protect his husband’s legacy. Hosted by The […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:33

In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Muthoni Garland, Joann Kielar, Moses Storm, Laura […]

 Culture and Legacy: Mmachi Dimoriaku & Sharif El-Mekki | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:28

Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name, and Sharif El-Mekki walks in the shadow of his parents. Storytellers: Mmachi Dimoriaku and Sharif El-Mekki

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dublin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:21

A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old boy enters the concentration camp Bergen Belsen. […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:23

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:57

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. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:55

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; a lonely girl spends her summer raising funds for the blind. The […]

 Progress Not Perfection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:05

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. Rachel Lee puts her marketing skills to its toughest test yet. Storytellers: […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:30

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, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:27

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, and Mary Archbold. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is […]

 The Denver Battle of the SLAMs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:50

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 young boy learns all about sex (kind of).

 Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:48

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 silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to […]

 World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:45

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:33

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, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison […]


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