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 jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.
This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey; and Maxie Jones witnesses a historic night in Harlem, NY. R. Eric Thomas recorded this episode at the Sundance Film Festival with the help of the Sundance TV team in their pop-up podcast studio. Hosted by: R. Eric Thomas Storytellers: Emily Richmond, Maxie Jones
A mother monitors her teen’s internet use; a preacher’s husband feels the love of community; and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Live in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik. Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, Buddy VanderhoopOriginally aired: 1/28/14
In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Alice Shaffer, Dawn Ross, D. Parvaz, Leland Melvin
In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung
On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge
A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.
In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Stanley Alpert, Faith Ekienabor, T Dixon, Anna Schuleit Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness
In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Angela Lush
On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America. Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei Hosted by: Dan Kennedy
A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.
On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert Hosted by: Catherine Burns
In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system. Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song. Storytellers: Rob Simpson, Sheila Calloway, Beth Nielsen Hosted by: Meg Bowles Sponsored by: www.bostonbeer.com/
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: 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. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Simon Doonan, Ophira Eisenberg, Taylor Negron, Mark Redmond Hosted by: Catherine Burns Sponsored by: www.universalpictures.com/movies/welcome-to-marwen www.bostonbeer.com/ www.royalcaribbean.com/
On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition. Storytellers: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.universalpictures.com/movies/welcome-to-marwen www.bostonbeer.com/ www.royalcaribbean.com/