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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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 Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:49

This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving

 Valentine’s Day Special 2017: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer & Lucy Huber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:56

In this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re bringing you three stories from SLAMs across the country. A woman thumbs her way through the prospects of love, a mother learns what Valentine’s Day is all about, and a surprise proposal is even more unexpected than was planned. Storytellers: Kristy Hawkins, Autumn Spencer, and Lucy Huber.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Leaving, Loving & Coming Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:36

In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another and coming to find beauty and a true sense of belonging. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Mr. Rogers, Bellevue, Super Markets and Coney Island | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:30

In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; a middle-aged man is tempted to cheat; and a child spends her birthday at Coney Island in 1957. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:12

An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn’t “Korean enough,” and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth […]

 Mahmoud Reza Banki: From Princeton to Prison | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:52

An Iranian man living in the United States is wrongly accused of a crime. Storyteller: Mahmoud Reza Banki

 The Moth Radio Hour: Auctions and Boxers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:27

In this episode, George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine’s; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot about the world when he has to break some bad news to a new widow; World Boxing Light Heavyweight Champion Jose Torres defines and then conquers fear; Christopher Hitchens is deified […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Prosthetics, Boot Camp and Heartache | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:16

In this hour, double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in […]

 Hail Mary & Gethwana Mahlase | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:12

In this episode, we head to South Africa for the first ever Johannesburg Mainstage show. A woman confronts her fears by sharing a personal truth, and a career-woman takes a leap of faith.

 Michael VonAllmen & Ted Conover | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:56

A man vows to help his fellow ex-inmate, and a man pays a price for the tough attitude he develops as a corrections officer.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day 2016: Iraq, Aircraft Carriers & Candy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:19

A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive father, an Iraqi man risks his life working as a translator for the armed forces. Storytellers: Ted Hartley, Taniki Richard, and Abbas Mousa.

 Election Day: Savannah, Georgia 1948 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:55

A woman learns the value of voting after a conversation she has with her mother.

 Matt Mercier, Brian Brown & Joe Charnitski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:30

A man has a séance to contact Edgar Allen Poe, a campfire myth is told, and a group of friends go ghost hunting.

 Tony Birch & Brad Lawrence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:28

A rebellious teen copes with an abusive father and his crush on the girl from the fruit stand. And a young boy learns to see past his sins after being exorcised in an elevator by Evangelical Christians.

 Tara Clancy & Adrienne Truscott | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:16

A girl from Queens learns to think big, and a performance artist receives a death threat.


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