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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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 Angela Lush & TJ McDonald | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:10

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:55

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.

 Shalom Auslander & Jeannette Walls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:44

A son uncovers his father’s collection of pornography and a woman learns to embrace her past.

 Tony Wheeler & Aaron Wolfe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:01

A tale of family adventure from the founder of Lonely Planet and a man has a run in with some Howler monkeys in Nicaragua.

 Jessi Klein: Breaking Up in the Age of Google | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:41

A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex.

 Dante Jackson & Brie Mann-Hernandez | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:02

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.

 Catherine Smyka & Sasha Chanoff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:52

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers and Children: Adventures, Joys, and Predicaments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:25

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.

 Steve Barnes & Drew Nieporent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:08

A local restaurant reviewer is targeted by a disgruntled restaurant owner and a new restauranteur agonizes to please a food critic.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:34

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.

 Andrew Solomon & Calvin Trillin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:22

An awkward teenager flourishes in the glamour of the the Metropolitan Museum and a Chinatown chicken plays tic-tac-toe.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:57

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:08

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 & Jama Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

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.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

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.


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