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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

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 Catherine Smyka & Sasha Chanoff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:52

A woman tries to avoid a hard conversation with her dad but then gets stuck on a road detour and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers and Children: Adventures, Joys, and Predicaments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single dad teaches his kids a lesson, and a father and son must face down the same demon. Storytellers: Karen Jones, Ed Gavagan, Clifton Truman Daniel, Nestor Gomez, and Glenn Rockowitz.

 Steve Barnes & Drew Nieporent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:08

A local restaurant reviewer is targeted by a disgruntled restaurant owner and a new restauranteur agonizes to please a food critic.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:34

A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols.

 Andrew Solomon & Calvin Trillin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:22

An awkward teenager flourishes in the glamour of the the Metropolitan Museum and a Chinatown chicken plays tic-tac-toe.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:57

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverly Engelman.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:08

A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Storytellers: Chris Fischer, Evan Kleiman, Abhishek Shah, and Roy Choi.

 Lynnee Breedlove & Jama Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Lynnee Breedlove creates “Homobiles” -- a ride service serving the LGBT community and others marginalized by society. Jama Jack contemplates her choice between Christianity and Islam.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for Hanukkah, a daughter honors her mother's last Christmas wish, a guard works New Year's Eve at Sing Sing prison, and the holiday spirit fills an emergency room. Storytellers: Tricia Rose Burt, Amy Klein, Alexandra Rosas, Ted Conover, and Matthew Dicks.

 Eve Plumb & The Pittsburgh StorySLAM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:34

Eve Plumb reflects on the real-life and TV families from her childhood, and a slide show on a family trip goes awry.

 Amir Baghdadchi & Dameon Wilburn: StorySLAM Favorites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:30

Amir has a "chat" with a government agent in a windowless room at the airport, and Dameon takes a trip to Paris. Storytellers: Amir Baghdadchi and Dameon Wilburn.  

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth StorySLAM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:06

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City. Storytellers: John Dubuc, Leah Benson, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Tom Herndon, Caitlin Myer, David Sampliner, and Tara Clancy.

 Arthur Bradford & Laura Gershman: StorySLAM Favorites | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:26

A man spends his second wedding anniversary in jail after getting picked up on an outstanding warrant from the Parks and Recreation department, and two sisters are dropped off at the mall as part of their mother's elaborate ruse.

 Live from The Moth GrandSLAM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:50

This is a special live episode of The Moth Podcast recorded at the July 15th, 2015 Moth GrandSLAM in Brooklyn, New York. Storytellers: Nora Miller, Francesca Sternfeld, Jeff Simmermon, Steve Zimmer, Julia Shiplett, and Tim Lopez. Host: Dan Kennedy GrandSLAM Director: Jenifer Hixson GrandSLAM Producer: Robin Wachsberger GrandSLAM Associate Producer: Sophia Paliza-Carre Audio Recording: Paul Ruest Podcast Producer: Whitney Jones

 The Moth Radio Hour: Camp, Cars, Cockroaches, and the Kremlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:27

A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a treasured pair of pants, a young man accused of stealing ends up living out of his car, and a writer lands in Moscow on the eve of a revolution. Storytellers: Meg Wolitzer, Adam Gopnik, Matthew Dicks, and Andrew Solomon.


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