The Moth

The Moth
The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.
Dec 18 • 53 min
In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of…
Unexpected Gifts: Zanele Chisholm & Isabel DeBre
Dec 14 • 18 min
On this episode, two stories of unexpected gifts. Tis the season, right? These stories are not exactly TRADITIONAL gifts…Zanele Chisholm learns who she is when others learn her name, and Isabel DeBre’s family gets an unconventional pet. Storytellers:…
The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen
Dec 11 • 53 min
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision…
The Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break
Dec 4 • 53 min
Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to…
World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse
Nov 30 • 18 min
2018 is the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. This episode is dedicated to the values he fought for: promoting equity, community service, education for all, and to the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. Jamie experiences prejudice from his dental…
The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances
Nov 27 • 53 min
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The…
Dinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn
Nov 23 • 17 min
Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Storyteller: Adam Linn Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:
The Moth Radio Hour: Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy
Nov 20 • 53 min
A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic…
The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory
Nov 13 • 53 min
In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth…
A Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin
Nov 9 • 17 min
Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt. Storyteller: Jaed Coffin Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:
The Moth Radio Hour: Deer Meat, Dance Moves, and Motherhood
Nov 6 • 53 min
A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on…
Give Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz
Nov 2 • 26 min
In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love. And a special note from Robin. She writes: I would love to give a shoutout…
The Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War
Oct 30 • 53 min
A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian…
From The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett
Oct 26 • 16 min
On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod witnesses a mysterious creature that goes bump in the middle of the night, and Bryan Kett pledges a…
The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New
Oct 23 • 53 min
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Omar…
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…