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The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
The Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories
Oct 16 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.…
The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels
Oct 9 • 53 min
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic…
The Moth Radio Hour: Disney, Racecars, and Red Sox
Oct 2 • 53 min
In this episode from the Moth archives a comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox’ curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a young man doesn’t let his lack of eyesight restrict his mobility. Hosted…
The Moth Radio Hour: Astronauts, Family Tree, and Drips
Sep 25 • 53 min
A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor, and astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space…
Travel Tales: Reza Jalali & Emily Matuzek
Sep 21 • 25 min
In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we’ll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek. Reza Jalali *returns to an unfamiliar home that’s been ravaged by war. *Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but not…
The Moth Radio Hour: Stepchild, Big Brother, Mugshot
Sep 18 • 53 min
Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a teenager rebels after her brother is disowned. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin…
Travel Tales: Emma John & T. Richard Corcoran
Sep 14 • 26 min
In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we’ll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran. Emma John brings a friend’s young daughter on a…
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Saints, and Secrets
Sep 11 • 53 min
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native country.…
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson, Wyoming
Sep 4 • 53 min
In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and home, a potential romance takes a dark turn, and a woman’s heritage dangles over oblivion by a thread. Hosted…
Eno Inwek, Caoimhe Creed & Martin Hughes
Aug 31 • 22 min
On today’s episode, three stories for you. Eno Inwek turns to the internet in search of a good deal. Caoimhe Creed takes a bold stand for minimum wage. Martin Hughes’ has a Christmas tradition, and standard text message rates apply. If you would like to…
The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds
Aug 28 • 53 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…
Mischief & Mayhem: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler
Aug 24 • 16 min
A young girl’s imagination runs amok with very real world consequences, and a high school junior is forced to satisfy a sweet tooth against the doctor’s wishes. Storytellers: Marian Speerless and Anne Wheeler. Hosted by Dan Kennedy. Sponsored by:…
The Moth Radio Hour: Texas Hold’ Em, Kin, and Cloistered Nuns
Aug 21 • 53 min
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young woman is about to give birth just as her grandfather is dying, and a Holocaust survivor describes hiding with…
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: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth
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: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth…
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…