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 carpenter finds reason to stay in New York City after a chance encounter in the West Village.
A teacher is shocked by her students' war games, and a mother skips a party to spend the day with her daughter.
A man travels to Europe right around the fall of The Berlin Wall.
A woman lands what she thinks is her dream job.
A rabbinical student answers tough questions, a couple crashes the 2008 Obama inauguration, a teacher survives a witch hunt, a tween creates a homemade Halloween costume, a woman plans a sing-along funeral finale, and a man travels to Africa to find a higher purpose.
An environmental engineer is called to public service.
A counselor at a suicide hotline intervenes with a caller.
A man comes up with a creative way to win votes, and a couple wins a dream wedding.
A girl is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother.
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.