The Moth

The Moth
The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Dec 5 • 53 min
In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a…
World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane
Nov 28 • 27 min
In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.
The Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted
Nov 21 • 54 min
Repodcast: A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps the FBI capture America’s Most Wanted. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin…
The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War
Nov 14 • 54 min
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted…
The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston
Nov 7 • 55 min
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her…
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go
Oct 31 • 18 min
Get your running shoes on, because on today’s episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Storytellers: Steve Clark and Megan McNally Hosted by: Dan Kennedy
The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things
Oct 24 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. To see photos from this episode visit: Hosted by…
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
Oct 17 • 53 min
A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The…
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown
Oct 10 • 54 min
A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses the…
Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair
Oct 3 • 23 min
A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.
The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling
Sep 26 • 54 min
A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical camp…
Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up!
Sep 19 • 18 min
Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander
Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops
Sep 12 • 14 min
A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone
The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun
Sep 5 • 54 min
Three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military…
Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik
Aug 29 • 24 min
Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna. Storytellers: Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik
The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie
Aug 22 • 16 min
A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi. To view photos or to read more from this episode, visit Storyteller: Barbara Collins Bowie Host: CJ Hunt
500th Episode Special
Aug 15 • 58 min
On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan…
The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong
Aug 8 • 54 min
A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio…
Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie
Aug 1 • 17 min
Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother but can’t escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride. Storytellers: Robert Sherer and Ann Jankie.
Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch
Jul 25 • 23 min
In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it’s still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius. Storytellers: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch.
The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds
May 3 • 54 min
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Music…
The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark
Apr 3 • 54 min
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The…
The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers
Mar 28 • 54 min
A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave, and…
Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert
Mar 21 • 17 min
In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel
Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving
Feb 21 • 18 min
This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving