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The Moth

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

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 Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:15

This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ali Muldrow, Michelle Cloud

 The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening.

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest Is History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:20

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide .People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Frank Almond, Sivad Johnson, Henny Lewin

 The Moth Radio Hour: Immigration Nation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:54

In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Nestor Gomez, Anagha Mahajan, Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin, Zahra Noorbakhsh

 Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:13

This week, we're rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony Griffith, in honor of his new book. We follow up with Anthony in a brand new interview about the day he told this story and his life afterwards. Behind the Laughter, A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope is available now wherever you buy your books. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s long time artistic director, Catherine Burns. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storyteller: Anthony Griffith

 The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:02

Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:01

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. 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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Val Rigodon, Lincoln Bonner, James Braly, Robert Sherer, Brian Belovitch

 Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:12

This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition and a people who are working to keep it alive today. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

 The Moth Radio Hour: A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:26

A boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match; a prisoner is contacted by his daughter; a high school principal helps a student in need; a teenager interns at a hospital; and a nurse acts fast to save a life.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:20

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. 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. The Moth’s third book, Occasional Magic, is now available wherever you buy your books. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Chenjerai Kumanyika,Edgar Oliver, Matt McArthur, Sofija Stefonovic 

 Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:15

On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find Occasional Magic anywhere you buy your books March 19. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Ana Del Castillo

 The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:55

A teenager discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request; a child breaks the teacher’s rules; and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department.

 The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:04

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.  Storytellers:Kay Elmsley Weeden, Marjace Miles, Bob Baril, Jahvannia Darling, Qing Zhao, Carmen Putnam  Hosted by: Jay Allison

 International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:55

On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to escape the village life. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Alexandra Rochester, Kendi Nderitu

 The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:37

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.


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