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 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.
A woman raised as a Mormon is terrified that her parents will disown her when she confesses that she has left the faith.
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon.
A man talks about the adventures of his wife's placenta.
A husband describes his wife’s lifelong battle with epilepsy.
A preacher in 1960s Texas gets help from an unexpected source.
A daughter recounts her relationship with her mother's addiction.
An actor proposes marriage, and waits a long, long time for an answer.
A librarian takes a dance class to spice things up, and a man and his girlfriend rush to get married before their baby is born.
A wrestling-obsessed grandmother has a nasty surprise for the contenders.
A man is deified in Ceylon.
A man thinks about confronting someone over his racist language.
A man is treated differently after getting a bad burn, and a womanÂ is an unwitting witness to a prank show.
A flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air.