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 educator takes in a troubled student after his mother dies.
An activist finds himself at an awkward dinner, and a woman is a willing participant in her brother's games.
A case of credit card fraud sets an amateur sleuth on a crime-solving caper.
A socialite-turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection, a hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test and Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking hilarious 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap."
A young woman is afraid to share a secret with her grandmother and a beloved dog takes a walk on thin ice.
A woman brings a new boyfriend home to her eccentric family during the holidays.
A young teen "borrows" dogs to make money.
An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life.
A pregnant woman learns that her grandfather is gravely ill and a grandson brings joy to a nursing home.
A writer details his daughterâs cosmopolitan imaginary friend.
A speechwriter accidentally steals a popular joke.
A lie befuddles a camper and a teacher faces an ethical dilemma.
In memory of Ming Lee: A daughter tells the the story of her Chinese immigrant father and the empire he built from nothing.
World War II separates a young girl from her mother.
A singer struggles to keep her cool in front of her largest audience ever.