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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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 The Moth Radio Hour: Birds of A Feather | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, and her parrot, Hamilton. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns, Hamilton Burns Storytellers: Christopher Skaife, Dame Wilburn, Irene Pepperburg

 A Little Crush: Tim Lopez & Janine Hilling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:53

This week, stories of childhood crushes and all the fun and embarrassment they entail. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Janine Hilling

 The Moth Radio Hour: Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:09

The Moth Live in Austin, TX: a girl gets “discovered” at charm school; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age at gunpoint.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Not What They Seem | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. 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. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Phill Branch, Raabia Wazir, Jean le Bec. Micheal Devlin, Jim Giaccone

 Onwards! - Alix Born & Carlton Parks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:08

In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks

 The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:34

A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical camp in Syria. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

 Put A Fork In It - Annie Share & Pamela Covington | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:14

2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington

 The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: I Got You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conflicted young man, and a self-isolated writer. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, the producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Lydia Caesar, Adam Ellick, Craig Mangum, Elif Shafak

 TV Dreams: Jessica Lee Williamson & Wes Hazard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:51

In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:41

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family. Hosted by The Moth […]

 Making Moves: Ashley Johnson & Peter Laughter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:21

In this episode, two stories about making it happen. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Make sure to head to to check out more from our storytellers! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Ashley Johnson, Peter Laughter

 The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:58

A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a neighbor’s confused girlfriend, and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan survives a health scare. Storytellers: Pam Flowers, Moshe Schulman, Jennifer Sodini, and Duff McKagan.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:25

A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn, Jay Allison Storytellers: Sarah Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey, Jackie Andrews, Anthony Brinkley

 Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:02

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Katy Laurance


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