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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, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance encounter, and reconciling darkness during a joyous time. This hour is 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: Jerry Mitchell, Reyna Grande, Sarah Jane Johnson 
This week, we’re asking the same question your high school guidance counselor asked you at age 15: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” Hosted by Dan “DJ” Kennedy Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Kelley Craig
This week, a bullet wound helps heal; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at the animal shelter; and a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her A-type personality at art school.This hour is hosted by The Moth's Executive Director, Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Phil Caputo, Carlos Kotkin, Ophira Eisenberg, Tricia Rose Burt
The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

2020-01-0700:50:5019

In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright on the church pulpit. 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: Alistair Bane, Jon Levin, Noriko Rosted, Taylor Tower
A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an intergenerational connection through music, and a rockstar who feels out of touch. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Monte Montepare, Christina Igaraividez, Patty Schemel  
This week, we're tying up loose ends and starting new beginnings as we head into 2020. From all of us at The Moth, Happy New Year! Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Eliana Saenz, Otis Gray
This week, stories of learning to co-exist. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Storytellers: Auburn Sandstrom, Tere Negrete, Daniel Judson, Ray Christian, Todd Shafer, Mary Furlong Coomer.
In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Listen to your father; mother knows best; respect your elders. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Bridgett Davis, Ellie Lee, Jason Schommer, Louise Newton-Keogh 
In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in the most dire of circumstances. This hour 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: Talaya Moore, Nikesh Shukla, Andrew Solmssen, Caitlin FitzGerald
Marjorie Tahbone: Awakening

Marjorie Tahbone: Awakening

2019-11-2900:19:1324

This week, Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone tells us about reconnecting to her culture and her ancestors. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jay Martel, Alexandra Rosas, Arthur Bradford
In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: John Elder Robison, Renee Watson, Jon Bennett
In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. This hour is 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: Emma Gordon, Kwong Yue Yang, Anastasia Krasilnikova, Robinah Babirye
This week, we're honoring all of our veterans with a story from renaissance man, Rick Carrier, who tells us what it was like to be in the Army in the first wave of D-Day. The Moth would like to thank all veterans for their service and sacrifice. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Rick Carrier
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights. Storytellers: Maris Blechner, Joshua Wolf Shenk, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.
This week, we're celebrating the many faces and names of the spookiest time of the year with stories that make us question our world view. Dame Wilburn hosts to tell us abut her community of witches and what this holiday means to them. Happy Birthday, Dame! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Nelson Lugo, Phil Plait
In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our time. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Melanie Yazzie, and David Walsh.
The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

2019-10-2200:51:5433

In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. 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: Susan Fee, Moran Cerf, Nancy Mahl, Cheech Marin
This week, the tide is high, but we’re holding on! Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Diana Thompson, Karen Crowley
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BC

every month episode is full of emotion and love it's wonderful

Jan 22nd
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Jeremiah C.

supporting the fam by crime... do what you got to do! lol

Jan 15th
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BC

every episode is wonderful

Jan 15th
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Drew Anderson

pretty sure you're not supposed to ask someone out for a date at a funeral.

Jan 11th
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Drew Anderson

dear god the middle two are so annoying. could the millionaire story have taken any longer? literally a 5 minute story stretched out to last 15 minutes.

Jan 9th
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Drew Anderson

fix this episode

Jan 9th
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J Alex Garnet

I am a photographer(visual storyteller), a musician(all eras on a Jazz bass), a Nomad, I write because I'm a Historian..I capture moments in life to pass on to those who didn't live in my era...but I want to teach you MY knowledge from living there...the irony is that I was adopted and didn't know my past..My DAD Ned, not biologically, but my Mentor even though he is not on this earth.(..but Im sure he's singing with the tennnnnors in Terrapin Station-Heav up above) Those who wander are not always lost; they are RE finding a higher power. OK, so..I write, I capture moments on my Canon( NO, A.Kutch and ur Nikon...KIDDING😜) a musician...which...makes me MOST OF ALL...A HUMAN BEING WITH A SOUL THAT WANTS TO SHARE THAT DEPTH WITH ALL WHO WISH TO LISTEN. NAMASTE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! PEACE AJP

Dec 31st
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BC

every episode of this podcast is wonderful

Dec 24th
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Lisa D

Bridgett Davis's story was quite moving and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 24th
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Ju Kim

Worst Moth episode by far.

Dec 16th
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Juli Cailin

i so *deeply* admire honest people ... they are the bravest, most inspiring, MOST encouraging of all. why? ... because we can all relate. we ALL have dark thoughts, down feelings, failures, valleys, doubts. PERIOD. but it is easier to slice and stab at the ones who make us know we orselves are not that brave. so much easier to judge and bite and punch frim our cowardly (safe) distance. i'm so very proud of this mother. so very, very proud. what a wonderfully refreshing person ❤

Dec 13th
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Top Clean

She can be a good stand-up comic to. She IS very funny. Thanks for the link to this episode. (^^,)

Dec 8th
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BC

Everything from this podcast is good

Dec 4th
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BC

This episode is good

Dec 3rd
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just shoni

Wanjiru 'Ciru' Kibera nailed her Moth story with the perfectly matched quote: "Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page to someone else’s survival guide." — MHN

Nov 13th
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just shoni

Bethany Van Delft: brutally honest story-teller with a lil family that rocks. 📿💯

Nov 13th
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Alex Mercedes

I went to themoth.org but cannot find a picture of the last storyteller of the Around the World Show.... do I need a back slash or something?

Nov 12th
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Kirin Peterson

Powerful, fascinating stories.

Nov 11th
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Rebecca Boyd

u love Nadia Bolz-weber! read two of her books but yet to go to her church because I still have a little fear of organized religion, but it's kinda stupid because I'm exactly who her church was originally created for. bless everyone!

Nov 7th
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van franklin

Finally a balanced abortion veiw! My heart goes out to Robin and her family.

Nov 6th
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