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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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 All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:23

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth is a new weekly addition to our podcast, featuring stories suitable for ears of all ages. We'll also be sharing special prompts and questions to go with these stories to spark conversations - and hopefully stories of your own. Gather your friends and families, whether they're near or far, to come together virtually every Friday with The Moth. On this week’s episode, we kick off May’s theme “Identity”, with two stories about what our pets can teach us about ourselves. Hosted by Catherine Burns Storytellers: Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal

 The Moth Radio Hour: All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:22

A special Mother’s Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn’t be happier to welcome her child to […]

 Introducing The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:08

For the first time in Moth history, we are helping launch a new podcast, about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with software developer, Chris Schuhmacher. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. ——— “I came into software development relatively late in life. You know, I'm in my mid 40s and my training actually started in 2014 inside the walls of San Quentin.” Chris is the founder and developer of Fitness Monkey, an app that encourages the physical fitness of addicts in recovery.

 The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Mike Birbiglia, Carmen Rita Wong, Beth Bucher, Paul Nurse

 The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:20

In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Angela Dohrmann, Jason Lemos, Zellia Fossett

 Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:10

This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon

 The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:23

A basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is […]

 The Moment of Truth: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker & Kathleen Sheffer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:07

This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. Storytellers: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker, Kathleen Sheffer

 The Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:01

In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to be a member of The Honor Guard, a mourning woman looks for solace in swing dancing, a computer hacker messes with the algorithms of OKCupid. Storytellers: Carol Leifer, Adrian […]

 The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons & Superstars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:25

In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers: Valerie Walker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Danny Artese, Elyse McInerney, Christian McBride 

 Ride the Night: Carly Johnstone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:13

On this week’s episode, Carly Johnstone tells us about searching for a taste of freedom at New Belgium Brewery’s Tour De Fat Tour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Story by Carly Johnstone

 The Moth Radio Hour: Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:24

In this hour, a daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and […]

 It Takes A Village: Maxie Jones & Bruce Feiler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:50

This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us. Hosted by Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler

 The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:22

A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured.

 The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:23

In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Alex Jones: Sarfraz Manzoor, Oanh Ngo Usadi, Max García Conover


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