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The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.


The Moth Radio Hour: All The World’s A Stage
Jul 16 • 53 min
In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is…
Assumptions: Adam Ross & Steven Anderson
Jul 12 • 17 min
This week, we have two stories about assumptions, and you know what they say about assuming… Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Adam Ross, Steven Anderson
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival
Jul 9 • 53 min
In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in…
The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front
Jul 2 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one’s guns, and not only survive, but thrive. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth…
Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50
Jun 28 • 29 min
This week, we have a special edition of The Moth Podcast, celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We wanted to include a broad range of voices and perspectives for this episode, so we have two Moth stories from LGBTQ…
The Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides
Jun 25 • 53 min
The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet.…
The Moth Radio Hour: Not For the Faint of Heart
Jun 18 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg…
Like Father, Like Son: Majdy Fares & Adam Ellick
Jun 14 • 18 min
This week, we’re celebrating Father’s Day with two stories from two sons, all about Dad. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Adam Ellick
The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers
Jun 11 • 53 min
Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom; “bible bucks” at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer; an alpha big brother; an imaginary last meal; the Bad News Bears of high school Basketball; and the need for romantic…
Remembering Warren Miller
Jun 7 • 21 min
This week, we’re celebrating the legacy of legendary filmmaker, Warren Miller, and host Dan Kennedy shares his personal connection to Warren. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Warren Miller
The Moth Radio Hour: Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret
Jun 4 • 53 min
An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her crush is in a gang, and a presidential speech writer has a secret. Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz,…
The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind
May 28 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bonds of family provide. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Sharif El-Mekki, NeShaune Lasley,…
School’s Out!: Joanna Courteau & Gabe Mollica
May 24 • 16 min
This week, two stories from school days just in time for summer vacation. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Joanna Courteau, Gabe Mollica
The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan
May 21 • 53 min
A writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father.
The Motor City That Never Sleeps: Isabelle Raphael & Michelle Robertson
May 17 • 21 min
This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and Detroit. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy, Dame Wilburn…
The Moth Radio Hour: A Flight Attendant, A Refugee, and A Preacher
May 14 • 53 min
In this hour, a flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of gas, a young preacher in 1960s Texas ends up in…
The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood
May 7 • 53 min
In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Sandra…
Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud
May 3 • 15 min
This week, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ali Muldrow, Michelle Cloud
The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks
Apr 30 • 53 min
A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening.
The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest Is History
Apr 23 • 53 min
In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide .People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The…
The Moth Radio Hour: Immigration Nation
Apr 16 • 45 min
In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by:…
Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith
Apr 12 • 24 min
This week, we’re rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony Griffith, in honor of his new book. We follow up with Anthony in a brand new interview about the day he told this…
The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom
Apr 9 • 53 min
Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s…
The Moth Radio Hour: Other People’s Shoes
Apr 2 • 53 min
In this hour, ballet “late in life,” an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic…
Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran
Mar 29 • 29 min
This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition and a people who are working to keep it alive today. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Michael Devlin, Claire…