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: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:57

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 Music Festival in the face of a death threat, and Damien Echols […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Alzheimers, Russia and Landfill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:29

A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied, and a journalist raised by his grandmother contends with her Alzheimer’s disease. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:55

A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance. Those stories and more. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The […]

 Find Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Bremen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:44

A tour guide is put through his paces on a trip through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors to Biscayne National Park’s shores. Two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. Go adventure, and find your park. Storytellers: Ian McGregor, and Gary Bremen.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

A heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. 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: Cole Kazdin, Simon Bill, Chenjerai Kumanyika, […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:45

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:30

A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave, and a little boy gets through a hospital stay by pretending he’s a superhero. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, […]

 Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:39

In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel

 The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:47

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair is shaved to save her life. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

 Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:49

This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving

 Valentine’s Day Special 2017: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer & Lucy Huber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine’s Day is all about, and a surprise proposal is even more unexpected than was planned. Storytellers: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer, and Lucy Huber.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Leaving, Loving & Coming Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:36

In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, Super Markets and Coney Island | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:30

In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Island in 1957. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:12

An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn’t “Korean enough,” and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:35

A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The […]


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