The Moth

The Moth
The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.
The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness
Feb 12 • 52 min
In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher’s daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a…
The Moth Radio Hour: Don’t Stop The Music
Feb 5 • 52 min
In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung
Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge
Feb 1 • 15 min
On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge
The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary
Jan 29 • 53 min
A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home.
The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices
Jan 22 • 52 min
In this hour: stories of the power of sound — and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public…
The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight
Jan 15 • 52 min
In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Angela Lush
Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei
Jan 11 • 14 min
On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America. Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei Hosted by: Dan Kennedy
The Moth Radio Hour: Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge
Jan 8 • 51 min
A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.
The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert
Jan 4 • 20 min
On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert Hosted by: Catherine Burns
The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve and Protect
Jan 1 • 53 min
In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of…
The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves
Dec 25, 2018 • 52 min
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a “Hollywood” style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a…
Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers
Dec 21, 2018 • 17 min
On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition. Storytellers: Renata Sancken and…
The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.
Dec 18, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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…