The Moth

The Moth
The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
Moth Radio Hour: In The Name Of Love
Feb 13 • 53 min
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes to appreciate his roots; a love song becomes a love story; and a man battles the law to protect his…
Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults
Feb 6 • 54 min
In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay…
Culture and Legacy: Mmachi Dimoriaku & Sharif El-Mekki
Feb 2 • 17 min
Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name, and Sharif El-Mekki walks in the shadow of his parents. Storytellers: Mmachi Dimoriaku and Sharif El-Mekki
Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dublin
Jan 30 • 53 min
A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old boy…
Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves
Jan 23 • 53 min
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is…
Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises
Jan 16 • 53 min
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic…
Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth
Jan 9 • 53 min
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission; a…
Progress Not Perfection
Jan 2 • 25 min
On this week’s episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives. Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad. Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way. Rachel…
Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories
Dec 26, 2017 • 55 min
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and…
Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs
Dec 19, 2017 • 55 min
A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, and…
Denver Battle of the SLAMs
Dec 12, 2017 • 25 min
On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a…
Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Dec 5, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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.
Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted
Nov 21, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War
Nov 14, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston
Nov 7, 2017 • 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, 2017 • 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
Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things
Oct 24, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
Oct 17, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown
Oct 10, 2017 • 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…
Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops
Sep 12, 2017 • 14 min
A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone
Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie
Aug 22, 2017 • 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
Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds
May 3, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark
Apr 3, 2017 • 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…
Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers
Mar 28, 2017 • 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…