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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.
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In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by Meg Bowles Storytellers: Aaron Pang, Joel Brady, Michelle Robertson, Patience Murray 
In this special Black History Month Episode, two stories about self-image and what "beauty" means. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Jodi Powell. Storytellers: Kujegi Camara, Nyla Gilstrap
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. 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 Media. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverley Engelman.
In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Kayleigh Hudson, Stacey Curry, Sivad Johnson, Kristin Huang, Mary-Claire King
This week, two stories of love, losing it and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley
The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. This episode is hosted by Jenny Allen with Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Maurice Ashley, Bokara Legendre, Cynthia Riggs
In this hour, stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is hosted by Moth Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Elizabeth Gray, Neema Avashia, Maxie Jones, Jennifer Birmingham, Susan Earley, Erik Heen
This week, two stories about moments of reckoning. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Recording support from Tiffany Goode. Storytellers: Julie Baker, Meg Lavery
An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional spa, and a daughter tries to surprise her mom at the World Trade Center one September morning. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, and her parrot, Hamilton. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns, Hamilton Burns Storytellers: Christopher Skaife, Dame Wilburn, Irene Pepperburg
This week, stories of childhood crushes and all the fun and embarrassment they entail. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Janine Hilling
The Moth Live in Austin, TX: a girl gets “discovered” at charm school; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age at gunpoint. This hour is hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Trisha Coburn, Sarah Bird, John Lincoln
In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Phill Branch, Raabia Wazir, Jean le Bec. Micheal Devlin, Jim Giaccone
In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks
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 in Syria. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: David Litt, Carl Bernstein, Nick Baskerville, and Vivian Huang.
2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington
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 waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more stories in this episode. Storytellers: Peter Aguero, Tracey Segarra, Steve Glickman, Dawn Fraser, Evan Lunt, and Bernie Somers. 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 Media.
In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conflicted young man, and a self-isolated writer. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, the producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Lydia Caesar, Adam Ellick, Craig Mangum, Elif Shafak
In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard
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 family. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Steve Osborne, Christian McBride, and Mary Lou Pieland.
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Anne Phillips

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Mar 1st
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BC

Oh, Louie Zhong does the music for the Moth?

Feb 22nd
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BC

A wonderful episode.

Feb 22nd
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BC

An excellent episode

Feb 3rd
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Denise Nichols

A dear sweet 99 year old woman that I used to give private nursing care for was watching one of those shows on tv that had a couple teenagers that were making the whole family miserable with trantrums &demands.She looked at me and asked " What year was it that teenagers were allowed to hold their family hostage ?" I didn't have an answer.

Feb 1st
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just shoni

Poe's basement caretaker is the man. 📿🖤😁

Jan 27th
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just shoni

"Finishing in last place felt pretty damn heroic." -- Steve Clark 📿🖤💯

Jan 25th
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just shoni

The art of managing death...📿🖤

Jan 24th
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just shoni

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground. So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.  Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay 📿🖤

Jan 24th
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just shoni

"I fell down the slippery slope of domesticity before and I know how this works. It starts out all innocent, you're pouring them a hot cup of coffee and before you know it; you're pounding their dirty socks on a rock by the river." Hilarious 😂

Jan 24th
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just shoni

"...he was finding himself and I was doing most of the cooking and cleaning because apparently no-one can find themselves when they're doing the dishes. This was not a sexy arrangement!"

Jan 24th
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just shoni

Mad respect to the Raven Master. Very cool 🖤📿

Jan 24th
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Al Fortune

9

Jan 12th
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Drew Anderson

the second guy is one of the worst story tellers I've ever heard. He can tell a 2 minute story in 20 minutes. Jeez, what a rambling mess 🤣

Dec 30th
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Alexa Nebula

The woman's laughing in the story of George is kind of too much, kind of ear piercing, kind of distracting, trying not to judge, but damn.

Dec 24th
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BC

Marty is hilarious.

Dec 15th
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Susan Suzy

Moth stories need to come with a trigger warning! I really dont like hearing these kind of heart wrenching stories. Geez...we need some fun happy stories. Not this!

Dec 10th
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Emma Elizabeth Schulte

Terrific episode, quintessential Moth, the best program available on radio waves & the internet. A very sincere Thank You! to team Moth.

Dec 6th
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Nia Clare

👎

Dec 4th
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TF SALON

this won't play

Nov 19th
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