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.
An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life.
A pregnant woman learns that her grandfather is gravely ill and a grandson brings joy to a nursing home.
A writer details his daughterâs cosmopolitan imaginary friend.
A speechwriter accidentally steals a popular joke.
A lie befuddles a camper and a teacher faces an ethical dilemma.
In memory of Ming Lee: A daughter tells the the story of her Chinese immigrant father and the empire he built from nothing.
World War II separates a young girl from her mother.
A singer struggles to keep her cool in front of her largest audience ever.
An aspiring good samaritan gets competitive and a man reflects on the segregated neighborhood of his childhood.
Three literary pilgrims search for a beloved author.
A man reflects on his time on death row and his journey to the other side.
An NYPD cop about to conduct the biggest raid of his career is suddenly sidetracked by events downtown.
A partier has to sober up enough to save the day.
The mother of a second grader struggles to understand her daughter's behavior.
Procrastination leads to devastating circumstances at the La Quinta Inn in Walla Walla, Washington.