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.
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 […]
This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us. Hosted by Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler
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.
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
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Betty Reid Soskin, Purity Kagwiria, Timothy Bell, Musih Tedji Xaviere, Nya Abernathy
This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. Storyteller: Carol Spencer
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman learns to stop blaming herself years after an accident, and an astronaut prepares for his next shuttle mission after the loss of the Challenger.
In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a question mark. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Beverley Elliott, Lee Thomas, Matthew McGough, Reilly Horan, Camille Woods
This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton
In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Storytellers: Ashok Ramasubramanian, Jane Green, Shayk Umar, Cybele Abbett
As the great Cher once asked, Do you believe in life after love? This week, stories of loving and losing and everything in between. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Leah Haydock, Mitch Donaberger
In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s man.” Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth […]
In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Natalie Arroyo, Sonny Garg, Gregory Mathieu, Mariya Goodbrake, Andrew Solomon
This week, stories from crowded places and spaces. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade
An activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity.