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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 themoth.org.

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 The Moth Radio Hour: Snow White and the Screaming Meemies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:33

A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Saving Graces | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:28

In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Charlotte Cline, Paul Brady, Wang Ping, Hope Iyiewaure

 Think Fast!: Michele Woods & Birungi Birungi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:49

This week, two stories about quick thinking in the face of adversity.  Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Michele Woods, Birungi Birungi

 The Moth Radio Hour: PTSD, Lost Art and The Berlin Wall | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:45

The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall; and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. 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: Ed Gavagan, Ellie Lee, Nathan Englander

 The Confessional With Nadia Bolz-Weber: Dr. Ray Christian, Storyteller and Fulbright Specialist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:52

We are so excited to present you with a new episode from season 3 of The Confessional, featuring our beloved Mothy, Ray Christian. The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber is available wherever you listen to podcasts. ——— "I got the super squad, the dirty dozen. Nobody needs to know what's going on here; I'm handling everything." Dr. Raymond Christian is a retired US Army paratrooper who grew up on the poverty-ridden streets of Richmond, VA. He has taught African American History and Storytelling at Appalachian State University and is a 12-time Moth Story Slam Champion and winner of the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Story Slam. Ray is a Fulbright Specialist Scholar as an expert in Education and Storytelling Narrative, and the host and producer of the podcast “What’s Ray Saying?” Drraychristian.com Twitter: @whatsraysaying

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Future Looks Bright | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:29

In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Ekaterina Duft, Aditya Dakshinamourtay, Brenda Williams, Alistair Bane, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Jason Schommer

 Shame On You: Lizzie Peabody & Samira Sahebi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:55

This week, we're talking about one of the most powerful feelings in the world: shame; maybe it starts as a pit in your stomach when you put your foot in your mouth or washes over you like a wave when someone points out something you hoped they wouldn’t notice. Our storytellers this week show us that the only way to beat back the shame dragon is to talk about it. Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski Storytellers: Lizzie Peabody, Samira Sahebi

 The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:28

A record-breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Hosted by Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Help Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. 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: Cherie McMullen, John Lehre, Angie Chatman, Carla Katz, Padma Lakshmi

 Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:19

On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in immeasurable ways. This episode is hosted by special guest, Jen Lue, the assistant controller here at The Moth.  Hosted by: Jen Lue Storytellers: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson, Michelle Murphy

 The Moth Radio Hour: Cancer, Crime and Crypts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Martha Manning, Chris Tombline, Piper Kerman

 The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Reveal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Betty Reid Soskin, Jayson Nunez, Jitesh Jaggi, Aisha Rodriguez, Linda King, Meredith Morrison

 International Women's Day 2021: Beth de Araújo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:43

In this episode, we celebrate International Women's Day with a story of resilience. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storyteller: Beth de Araújo

 The Moth Radio Hour: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:48

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. 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. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: A. E. Hotchner, Kemp Powers, Joyce Maynard

 The Moth Radio Hour: Caught Off Guard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:23

In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Aaron Pang, Joel Brady, Michelle Robertson, Patience Murray 

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