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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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This week on All Together Now: Friday’s with The Moth, stories about the trials and tribulations of finding your place. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors and hosts of The Moth Radio Hour, Jenifer Hixson. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Grace Topinka, Pam Burrell
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with detectives; and a neuroscientist searches for clues of God’s existence. Hosted by The Moth's 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: Shannon Cason, Prinna Boudreau, Christof Koch
This week on All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth, we’re talking about support systems: the roots to our trees; the helping hands that give us a boost up when we need them. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Neshaune Lasley, Sue Shmidt
A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to celebrate student stories of first kisses, culture shock, finding a niche, and baking apple cake. This hour is hosted by Moth Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, with additional hosting 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: Julian Goldhagen, Sarah Austin Jenness Isobel Connelly grows up feeling like the stupid girl. Saya Shamdasani feels caught between two cultures. David Lepelstat is nervous about his first kiss. Luna Azcurrain and her grandfather create a Thanksgiving tradition. Beth Gebresilasie tries to protect herself from her family's constant moving.
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth is a new weekly addition to our podcast, featuring stories suitable for ears of all ages. We'll also be sharing special prompts and questions to go with these stories to spark conversations - and hopefully stories of your own. Gather your friends and families, whether they're near or far, to come together virtually every Friday with The Moth. On this week’s episode, we kick off May’s theme “Identity”, with two stories about what our pets can teach us about ourselves. Hosted by Catherine Burns Storytellers: Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal
For the first time in Moth history, we are helping launch a new podcast, about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with software developer, Chris Schuhmacher. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. ——— “I came into software development relatively late in life. You know, I'm in my mid 40s and my training actually started in 2014 inside the walls of San Quentin.” Chris is the founder and developer of Fitness Monkey, an app that encourages the physical fitness of addicts in recovery.
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Mike Birbiglia, Carmen Rita Wong, Beth Bucher, Paul Nurse
In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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: Angela Dohrmann, Jason Lemos, Zellia Fossett
This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon
A basement fire, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam, and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. 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. Storytellers: Lauren Slater, Colin Channer, Aubrey Edwards, and Chris Gilbert  
This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. Storytellers: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker, Kathleen Sheffer
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers: Valerie Walker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Danny Artese, Elyse McInerney, Christian McBride 
On this week’s episode, Carly Johnstone tells us about searching for a taste of freedom at New Belgium Brewery’s Tour De Fat Tour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Story by Carly Johnstone
In this hour, a daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. 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. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Erin Barker, Alvin Hall, Paul Teodo, Sam Thurman, and Ameera Chowdhury.
This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us. Hosted by Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler
A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. 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. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Danyel Smith, Stephanie Peirolo 
In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. 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 Alex Jones: Sarfraz Manzoor, Oanh Ngo Usadi, Max García Conover
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. This hour is 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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers:  Betty Reid Soskin, Purity Kagwiria, Timothy Bell, Musih Tedji Xaviere, Nya Abernathy 
This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. Storyteller: Carol Spencer
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman learns to stop blaming herself years after an accident, and an astronaut prepares for his next shuttle mission after the loss of the Challenger. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, who is also the host of this hour. Storytellers: Paul Knoll, Melissa Coleman, Frederick Hauk
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May 18th
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Jolene Balsimo

The first sorry is cute, but I wish people would stop using the word, "like," in place of the word said, or says. It's so distracting.

May 15th
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Julie Lawr

i am balling 😭😭

May 11th
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Andriana Imes

❤️❤️❤️

May 10th
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Robert Walker

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May 9th
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BC

I choked at Mike's joke about getting a heart attack.

May 8th
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Teresa Wilkinson

I can't tell you how horrified I was by Damien Echols story, innocent or guilty prison guards have no right under any circumstance to behave in such a way, I hope they were taken to court themselves, have to say as an outsider that the justice system in the USA seems appalling, so many people have been freed through the Innocent program, so many wrongly convicted by false evidence or doctored evidence, I'm at a total loss at times to understand what an earth goes on in your country that passes for so-called Justice

May 7th
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Alex Mercedes

oh my. I'll bet after listening to Z's story, some folks who didn't know they were empaths before, realized they were. I was surprised to find myself crying with her.

May 1st
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April All Year

What a wonderful story🌟

Apr 30th
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BC

Listening to people sharing their stories is something so moving and wonderful and people should really try The Moth.

Apr 29th
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Kelly Austin

the first episode I listened to was the best of times the worst of times, and I was sobbing. did i start at the most heartbreaking episode or can anyone recommend similar episodes?

Apr 29th
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Alex Mercedes

loved the story about the wild child and her grandmothers. I'm a similar kind of grandma and not allowed to see my beautiful granddaughter because of it. this story brought me a delicious vicarious pleasure. thank you.

Apr 28th
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Kelly Austin

Omg I'm in tears, literally sobbing, only 5 mins in.. absolutely heartbreaking

Apr 24th
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ncooty

The last story is part of the sad consequences of republicanism in the U.S.

Apr 20th
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Apr 19th
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Alex Mercedes

Carly's story is at the top of my Favorite Moth Stories list. I am listening to it right now for the first time. she's only about 5 minutes into it and I am captivated. amazing story and excellent telling.

Apr 13th
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BC

I think the best thing I have heard to date on the moth is, "I don't know if you've ever tried to hate a baby, but it's real f*cking hard."

Apr 5th
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Sabian

Go Betty!

Apr 4th
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BC

every episode of the month is wonderful

Mar 29th
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Andriana Imes

all of these stories are wonderful especially the Oreo one... :-)

Mar 28th
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