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: Live From Boston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:29

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 family. Hosted by The Moth […]

 On Your Mark, Get Set, Go | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:24

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 Kennedy

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:19

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: Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:59

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

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:37

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 the impact of her son’s life. To see photos from this week’s episode visit: […]

 Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:42

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:43

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 camp in Syria. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

 Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:04

Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander

 Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:03

A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone

 The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:36

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 military police. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. […]

 Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:04

Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna. Storytellers: Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

 The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:50

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi. To view photos or to read more from this episode, visit Storyteller: Barbara Collins Bowie Host: CJ Hunt

 500th Episode Special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:31

On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting. Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Erin Barker, Kate Braestrup, and Taylor […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:32

A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. […]

 Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:40

Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother but can’t escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride. Storytellers: Robert Sherer and Ann Jankie.


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