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.
On this episode of the Moth podcast, we examine the relationship between cars and families. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Mary Ann Ludwig’s teenagers decide to get up to some trouble with the family car Melanie Kostrzewa redefines her relationship with her minivan
In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. 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. Storytellers: Jessica Pan attempts to cure her social anxiety. Nick Revell takes a nerve wracking drive down a British motorway. Single mom, Katie Houghton-Ward, fears for her family's safety. Sudhesh Dahad deals with the aftermath of a near-death experience.
On this episode of the Moth Podcast, Catherine Burns, our former artistic director, shares the very first story she ever directed, and the last. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. Storytellers: Woniya Thibeault survives in the wilderness Mike Birbiglia gets his heart broken
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. Storytellers: Val Rigodon attempts to become a ballerina. Lincoln Bonner has an unlikely childhood companion. James Braly and his wife finally agree on something. Robert Sherer tries to distract his grandmother. Brian Belovitch is welcomed by the Rhode Island drag community.
In this hour, stories of the most inevitable part of life: death—with a positive twist. Opportunities for connection, moments of healing, and unique ways of moving through grief. This episode is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Bruce McCulloch masquerades as a familiar creature. Lori Syverson takes a job as a deathwalker. Jerrianne Boggis reconnects with her Jamaican roots when her beloved Aunt dies.
We take a look at the meaning of Independence Day through story. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Storyteller: Juan Rodriguez recounts his American journey.
In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bounds of family provide. 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. Storytellers: Sharif El-Mekki wants to follow in the footsteps of his Black Panther father. NeShaune Lasley receives unwanted encouragement from her father. Caitlin McNaughton's feminist parents don't want to get her a Barbie. Rebecca Barry frets over her mother's health. Warren Holleman must unlearn his family's lessons when he has a baby.
In this hour, kismet encounters, nosy-but-nice neighbors, and unexpectedly helpful contacts—at home and abroad. 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. Storytellers: Nathan Englander's lifetime of stress catches up to him. Elana Duffy attempts to reclaim her teddy bear from a strict customs office. While renovating his house, Alistair Bane unearths a child's toy and his own memories.
We find our pride through stories. This episode is hosted by Travis Coxson. If you’d like to see a photo of Tomas Davila looking fabulous as he told his story at the Moth Ball, check out themoth.org/extras Storytellers: Tomas Davila and his father finally connect. Ingrid Ebbesen goes dancing and finds herself.
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness, also interviews the fathers in her own family. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: Adrianne McGillis’ father's favorite joke lands him in the hospital. CJ Hunt reflects on mix-tapes and memories from his past. Blessing Digha fears she has fallen short of her father’s expectations. Lauren Thurman navigates life with her many iterations of dads. Harwood Taylor reaches for a father who is out of touch.
In this hour, stories of lessons for real life. Navigating young love, learning to live in the moment, and how to drive stick shift. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Sam Bolen works on Broadway during the "season of the understudy." Meg Ferrill uses her skills as a project manager in the lead up to the birth of her son. Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift. Michael Maina has no idea how to handle his first crush. Anh Vu Sawyer challenges the youth she works with to apply to college—but they in turn challenge her right back.
In this episode, we’ll be playing an episode all about secrets from the Moth’s very first spinoff podcast, Grown! Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com This episode is hosted by Marc Sollinger.
In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Les Strayhorn heeds his father's advice. District Fire Chief Michael McNamee confronts his worst fear. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.
Hold your horses! In this hour, stories of slowing down, holding off, or taking a pause. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: Theresa Thames officiates a wedding in Hawaii. Ryan Roe contends with having Tourette Syndrome in school. Linda Grosser loses faith in online dating as she approaches a milestone birthday. AJ Jacobs, an inexperienced jigsaw puzzler, finds himself at the world championships.
On this episode, stories all about birthdays - and the importance we place on them. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Sheila Cavanaugh accidentally steals someone else’s birthday. Sandra Kwawu finds comfort in a celebration with her friends and family.