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.
A woman decides to rebel against her family by getting a tattoo and a New Zealander visits America only to discover he’s completely out of place.
A boy’s Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer’s block is to block out the world. Storytellers: Jeffrey Solomon, Edgar Oliver, and Elif Shafak.
A son uncovers his father’s collection of pornography and a woman learns to embrace her past.
A tale of family adventure from the founder of Lonely Planet and a man has a run in with some Howler monkeys in Nicaragua.
A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex.
A middle school student comes out of his shell at his 8th grade prom and learns to dance and a young woman who is convinced that her step-grandmother must be evil is furious when all her attempts to “break her” fail.
A woman tries to avoid a hard conversation with her dad but then gets stuck on a road detour and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced to decide whether he will break the rules to save more lives.
A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single dad teaches his kids a lesson, and a father and son must face down the same demon. Storytellers: Karen Jones, Ed Gavagan, Clifton Truman Daniel, Nestor Gomez, and Glenn Rockowitz.
A local restaurant reviewer is targeted by a disgruntled restaurant owner and a new restauranteur agonizes to please a food critic.
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. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols.
An awkward teenager flourishes in the glamour of the the Metropolitan Museum and a Chinatown chicken plays tic-tac-toe.
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverly Engelman.
A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Storytellers: Chris Fischer, Evan Kleiman, Abhishek Shah, and Roy Choi.
Lynnee Breedlove creates “Homobiles” -- a ride service serving the LGBT community and others marginalized by society. Jama Jack contemplates her choice between Christianity and Islam.
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for Hanukkah, a daughter honors her mother's last Christmas wish, a guard works New Year's Eve at Sing Sing prison, and the holiday spirit fills an emergency room. Storytellers: Tricia Rose Burt, Amy Klein, Alexandra Rosas, Ted Conover, and Matthew Dicks.