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.
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 […]
An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of a crime. Storyteller: Mahmoud Reza Banki
In this episode, George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine’s; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified […]
In this hour, double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in […]
In this episode, we head to South Africa for the first ever Johannesburg Mainstage show. A woman confronts her fears by sharing a personal truth, and a career-woman takes a leap of faith.
A man vows to help his fellow ex-inmate, and a man pays a price for the tough attitude he develops as a corrections officer.
A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive father, an Iraqi man risks his life working as a translator for the armed forces. Storytellers: Ted Hartley, Taniki Richard, and Abbas Mousa.
A woman learns the value of voting after a conversation she has with her mother.
A man has a séance to contact Edgar Allen Poe, a campfire myth is told, and a group of friends go ghost hunting.
A rebellious teen copes with an abusive father and his crush on the girl from the fruit stand. And a young boy learns to see past his sins after being exorcised in an elevator by Evangelical Christians.
A girl from Queens learns to think big, and a performance artist receives a death threat.
A woman dates a musician who has a dependent relationship with a life coach, and a man becomes a new father sooner than expected.
In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman.
In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist acrobats..at the height of the cold war. Storytellers: Gordon Edelstein, Padma Lakshmi, and Paul Binder.
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon and a Catholic school dropout searches for meaning.