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.
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.
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 reflects on the real-life and TV families from her childhood, and a slide show on a family trip goes awry.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A chaplain helps others deal with death after facing her own tragedy, and a college freshman falls in love at 11 p.m. Mass.
A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, and Cheryl Hamilton.
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.
A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time.
Grace Lee Boggs tells a story about how the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph inspired her to get involved, and how she met her husband Jimmy Boggs.
Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a ‘Hollywood’ style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet.
A young woman is forced to make a hard decision when her mother decides to move and a high school student takes a risk to make a friend.