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The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
The Moth Radio Hour: In Transit!
Aug 14 • 53 min
In this hour, we’re on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Belal Mobarak, Ted…
Tony Buba: The Rosary, The Vampire, and George Romero
Aug 10 • 19 min
An aspiring filmmaker foregoes big city lights for blood and vampires in Pennsylvania. Storyteller: Tony Buba Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:
The Moth Radio Hour: Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food
Aug 7 • 53 min
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, “Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food”. Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about…
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City
Jul 31 • 53 min
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man’s photo causes a firestorm, and a freedom rider rises in the face of the Jim Crow. Hosted by CJ Hunt. The Moth Radio Hour is…
The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye
Jul 24 • 53 min
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods…
Becoming An Artist: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi
Jul 20 • 32 min
Jonathan Santlofer’s tragedy has unexpected benefits. Bob Khosravi’s wit and a war of words bridges a cultural divide. Storytellers: Jonathan Santlofer & Bob Khosravi Hosted by Dan Kennedy For more information about Jonathan Santlofer, his books, and…
The Moth Radio Hour: Language, Coins and a Proposal
Jul 17 • 53 min
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes…
Beyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams
Jul 13 • 33 min
A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we’re thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite…
The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass
Jul 3 • 53 min
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.…
The Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison
Jun 29 • 23 min
Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking. Storytellers: Bill Russell and Journey Jamison. Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:…
The Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date
Jun 26 • 53 min
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets…
The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure
Jun 19 • 53 min
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness, also interviews the fathers in her own family. The Moth Radio…
New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron
Jun 15 • 20 min
To celebrate Pride Month, we hear from three storytellers embarking on each of their new lives. Jill McDonough meets the girl at the rock show. Owen Lewis embraces a new moniker. Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.
The Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart
Jun 12 • 53 min
A special live edition of The Moth’s collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world’s first-ever hand transplants; and a…
David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat
Jun 8 • 24 min
David Coven hears a poem that sticks with him for life. Terin Dickerson nurtures his art through a living canvas. David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation. Storytellers: David Coven, Terin Dickerson,…
The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMs: Life and Death
Jun 5 • 53 min
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy. Hosted by The…
The Moth Radio Hour: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stalliion
May 29 • 53 min
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s…
Diavian Walters & Lori Gottlieb
May 25 • 28 min
Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package. Storytellers: Diavian Walters and Lori Gottlieb Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:…
The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal
May 23 • 53 min
Originally podcasted: 2/23/2016 A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and…
The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs
May 15 • 53 min
In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison…
Brianna Wolfson & Richard Garriott
May 11 • 23 min
A young girl navigates the pressures of living a double-life, and the limits of a man’s physical vision turn into the view from space. For pictures and other extras from this episode, visit Storytellers: Brianna Wolfson and Richard Garriott.…
The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World
May 8 • 53 min
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. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer Sarah…
Three Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw & Alexandra Rosas
May 4 • 21 min
In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child. Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter. Alexandra Rosas learns to be a parent with the help of TV. For pictures and other extras from this…
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Sydney
May 2 • 53 min
A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of rap music, a comic’s questionable joke makes him the most hated man in Australia, and a journalist goes…
The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human
Apr 24 • 53 min
In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. 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. To…