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.
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. 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: Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound. Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war. Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.
On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2000, the origin of the Moth StorySLAMs. In lieu of bringing you to an actual show, we’ll be playing ten abbreviated versions of GrandSLAM-winning stories. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. Storytellers: Donna Otter Tere Negrete Vivienne Anderson Pam Burrell Juliette Holmes Craig Mangum Ruby Cooper Phyllis Bowdwin Wilson Seely and Ray Christian For more information on all of our storytellers, go to the moth.org/extras.
This week, stories about adventures and thrills. Hosted by 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: Mack Dryden Janice Bartley Brian Gavagan Lex Jade Lucy Hayward
In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: André De Shields is inspired by his sister and muse, Iris. Bud Trillin and a Chinatown chicken play tic-tac-toe. In the wake of an unfathomable loss, Francine Lobis Wheeler must navigate grieving in the public eye.
On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2001. We’ll hear a story from a firefighter who worked on 9/11, and we’ll explore how stories helped people connect to each other in the weeks after the tragedy. This episode is hosted by George Green and Meg Bowles. Storyteller: Keith Young
This week, we take a look at how we make our families, from a foster family to finding a family in prison. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Gina Sampaio Angaha Mahajan Maxie Jones Matti Strutski Tony Cyprien
This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generations -- about the challenges, the adventures, and the joys of girlhood. Hosted and produced 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 10-year-old Briony Chappell and her father search for each other after being separated on a ski trip. Dia's mother surprises her in a moment of need. Primah Kwagala recounts the night her father brought home a second wife. Masooma Ranalvi decides to break her silence. Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss. Juliette Holmes and her mother go shopping in 1940s segregated Georgia.
On this week’s episode, we hear a story from a Ukranian refugee. And we take a look at one of the coolest programs at The Moth... MothWorks. This episode is hosted by Anna Roberts and Amanda Garcia. Storyteller: Katerina Lyublin
In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and home, a potential romance takes a dark turn, and a woman’s heritage dangles over oblivion by a thread. Hosted by Tara Clancy in front of a live audience in Jackson, Wyoming, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. Hosted by: Jay Allison Live Host: Tara Clancy Tara Clancy is unprepared for a conversation around sexuality with her son. Cristina Briones faces down a housing crisis. Terrance Flynn attempts to catch the romantic-interest of an enigmatic stranger. Nina McConigley clings to her heritage with a safety pin and a sari.
In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Jason Kordelos goes on a cruise to nowhere. Cheech Marin tries to make sense of his new life in a new place. Prachi Mehta is shocked by America's obsession with pets. Marne Litfin finds that they have unexpected responsibilities while working at a Quaker camp.
This week, we hear standup and a story from Meg Ferrill. Plus, we examine the links between comedy and storytelling. If you want to learn more about storytelling, pick up our book “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.” This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Meg Ferrill Interviewed Comedians: Meg Ferrill Ophira Eisenberg Hari Kondabolu Mike Birbiglia
This week on The Moth Radio Hour, stories about being young. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Muthoni Garland Joann Kielar Moses Storm Laura Gilbert Diamante Ortiz Christine Gentry Javier Morillo
In this hour, stories about our fuzzy little friends. Hosted by Alastair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Alistair Bane Storytellers: Catherine Palmer Jitesh Jaggi Beth Bradley Lisa Schuldt Katie Vaca Patrick Cleary Linda Fontanilla
This week, we play a story from Salman Rushdie, a treasured member of The Moth family. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Host: Jon Goode Storyteller: Salman Rushdie
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India. Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love. Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time. Michael Such plans for his last moment.