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.
A man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun.
An avid biker has a difficult time choosing a bicycle color.
A war journalist learns what soldiers experience.
A woman comes out to her traditional father, and a teenager gives up her baby girl.
A woman reconnects with a man she hasn't seen in over fifty years.
A man recounts his path to becoming the first African American Chess Grandmaster.
An author becomes pen pals with an inmate.
Stuck in prison, a woman discovers the surprising value of a transistor radio.
A social worker is caught in the middle of a fight, and a man makes a new friend in an unexpected way.
An undertaker deals with a problematic client.
A daughter discovers her father's painstakingly kept secret.
An oncologist struggles with the way death is handled in his country.
A woman purchases her dream home but encounters unexpected difficulties.
A boy's grandmother gets revenge on his bullies, and a woman dreams of being rescued from her dull job by an underwear model.
A father’s risky entrepreneurial endeavors keep a close-knit Southern family in flux.