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 woman makes a series of discoveries about her family's past.
A young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy, a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child, and a civil rights activist is imprisoned by police in Louisiana.
A mother and daughter start "the conversation" and a boy realizes that his family is poor.
A man struggles through a divorce after 20 years of marriage.
A secret finally catches up with a suburban mother.
A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her "bathers."
A man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes.
A man sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire.
A father finds the internet a scary place; a woman appreciates her strict minister grandfather; and a man strives to forgive.
A student runs with bulls; bicycle shopping gets complicated; a man sees warning signs on date; a woman meets her long lost brother; and a survivor has a recipe for healing.
A literary woman falls for a New York City fireman; Jim Beam's great-grandson talks about growing up in a Kentucky bourbon family; and a father and son battle liberal guilt in a sauna.
A tough cop gets a small, fluffy dog; a college student tries dumpster diving; a mom changes her birth plan; and a surfer deals with his wife’s depression.
A scientist abruptly stops taking his medication, an actor lands a part in a big film, and a woman visits her home country during a time of political unrest.
Road rage lands a new mom in jail, and a college dropout finds himself in an unlikely place.
A woman is raised by a free-spirited mother.