The Moth

The Moth

By The Moth

On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast.

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.

Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Voicing Tough Truths

In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the face of the patriarchy, during a shocking encounter, and to pass on knowledge. 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.Storytellers:David Litt channels his alter ego, "Lips," while working as a presidential speechwriter.Nimisha Ladva sees the subtle ways her mother defies the patriarchal structure of her extended family.Alexis Barton learns nothing good happens after midnight.Sharon Salzberg's meditation teacher encourages her to use her voice and past experience to help othersPodcast: 657
16/07/2453m 24s

Special Announcement: The Moth's Mainstage Tour Dates!

If you enjoy the stories you hear on The Moth Podcast then come experience the magic of true stories told live in person at a Moth Mainstage show near you! The Moth Mainstage features five storytellers and a notable host who all share true tales–centered on a common theme—live and without notes! Tickets are on sale now at themoth.org/mainstage Tour stops include Martha's Vineyard, New York City, Manhattan, Toronto, New Haven, London, Iowa City, Tampa, Boston, Honolulu, Fort Collins, Fargo, Princeton, Austin, Atlanta, Nairobi, Portland, and Chicago with first-time stops in East Hampton, New York and Bismarck, North Dakota! "When it comes to engaging and brilliant storytelling, The Moth never disappoints." — Forbes“[The stories] range from touching to just plain hilarious.” — GQ Australia
12/07/244m 11s

The Moth Radio Hour: All About Time

In this hour, stories of time—its possibilities and its limitations. A secret room, a final basketball game, and a countdown to marriage—with no suitor in sight. Hosted by Moth director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers:Otis Gray tries to save his relationship via a grand romantic gesture. Reina Bolds is in denial about her sister, her partner in basketball, leaving for college.Anu Senan chronicles her family's many attempts at finding her a husband. Vivian Yoon feels invisible at home and in schoolPodcast: 892
09/07/2453m 27s

The Moth Podcast: Ear Hustle

In this episode, a special collaboration with our friends at Ear Hustle. We invite Ear Hustle's own Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods to help host the show, play an excerpt of one of their episodes, and then share a Moth story about incarceration. Keep an eye out for the second part of our collaboration, that'll be released July 10th on the Ear Hustle feed.You can listen to Ear Hustle wherever you get your podcasts, or visit earhustlesq.com to learn more information.Hosts:Edgar Ruiz, Jr.Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods from Ear HustleStorytellers:An excerpt of the Ear Hustle podcast episode, Taxx is Tripping.Derrick Hamilton learns a lesson about the ways people deal with incarceration.Podcast: 874
05/07/2435m 0s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Treasure - Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase

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.Storytellers: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.Podcast: 651
02/07/2453m 42s

The Moth Podcast: True Crimes Told Live

In this episode, we’ve got two stories of tiny crimes. Nothing horrifying happens, nobody gets hurt… it’s all the rush and mischief of trying to get away with it, without any chance of me (or you!) losing sleep.Host: Chloe SalmonStorytellers:Adriana Eraso learns some lessons about crime and business.Emily Popper sneaks into Colonial Williamsburg.If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/eventsThe Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/givebackPodcast: 873
28/06/2416m 46s

The Moth Radio Hour: Play it Again, SLAM

In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks or a second chance. Standing out or fading away, chance encounters, and the importance of food. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers:Gabby Shea wants to impress her boyfriend's family with her macaroni and cheese.Jon Novick reveals what his every day existence is like as a Little Person in New York City.Annie Tan has trouble connecting with her father across a language barrier and physical distance.Carl Banks draws upon his past to help a desperate young man on a bridge.Anoush Froundijian is cast in a bit part in the Armenian version of Beauty and the Beast.Wendy Paige encounters a racist classmate in her new school.Podcast: 662
25/06/2453m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hey, Daddy-O! Stories of Fathers

This week, an episode in honor of Father's Day. Moments of unexpected understanding, confrontations in cars, and a rubber chicken. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers:Tomas Davila and his father finally connect. Single father Jeffrey Berke and his daughter tackle a medical issue together. Jill Chenault gets advice--of all kinds--from her father on car rides. Stacy Staggs goes on a search for her biological father. After her father dies, Whitney Gedden memorializes him in a unique manner he would appreciate. Podcast: 873
18/06/2453m 28s

The Moth Podcast: Summer Camp!

On this episode, two stories all about summer camp.Host: Amanda GarciaStorytellers:Jean Spindler organizes some pranks at summer camp.Liz Kreppel has an unfortunate run-in with lice. If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/eventsThe Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/givebackPodcast: 871
14/06/2417m 50s

The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young

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. Storytellers:Sarfraz Manzoor discovers life lessons in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.Oanh Ngo Usadi and her family arrive in Texas from Vietnam with high hopes and an American Dream.Max García Conover finds faith in an unexpected place.Podcast: 642
11/06/2453m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: TLC - Tender Loving Care

In this hour, stories of being gentle and kind—to ourselves and to others. Health scares, sound baths, and friend dates. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers:Freida Vizel questions a big community tradition for the first time.Skeptical teen Leela Ting goes to to a sound bath.Young Marianna is her brother's secret weapon in a high stakes basketball game. James Petersen's daughter checks in on him weekly, via a dreaded phone call.When Alyssa Hursh and her boyfriend take some time apart, her friends step in to make her summer magical.Podcast: 870
04/06/2453m 29s

The Moth Podcast: Leftovers

On this episode, we share two stories about food and memory.Host: Kate TellersStorytellers:Terry Wolfisch Cole learns a lesson from her father.Michael Imber tries to become his grandmother’s “angel boy.”If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/eventsThe Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/givebackPodcast: 869
31/05/2418m 34s

The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes

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.Storytellers: Mike Birbiglia works to get healthy and mitigate his bad genes.Carmen Rita Wong uncovers the complicated layers of her family's past.Beth Bucher makes a hard decision to protect her health.When applying for a green card, Paul Nurse discovers a family secret.Podcast: 649
28/05/2453m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: Not So Golden Rules

In this hour, stories of structures and strictures—and the struggles against them. School assignments, teenage rebellion, and the proper time to eat. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show.Storytellers:Stephen Michael Carr quietly rebels against his school's reading program.Gabriela Quiroz doesn't appreciate her school's unofficial year end tradition.Caroline Connolly attempts to find a way around her lawyer parents' rules.Saad Sarwana and his fellow "nerds" try to pull off a senior prank.Beth Ann Fennelly grows up in a heavily structured household.Podcast: 868
21/05/2453m 31s

The Moth Podcast: Birmingham

On this episode, we share two stories from Birmingham,  Alabama.Host: Suzanne RustStorytellers:Anne Wheeler tries to get a part in a play.Anthony Underwood figures that the best way to get good banana pudding is to make it himself.If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/eventsThe Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
17/05/2419m 32s

The Moth Radio Hour: All About Moms - Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. 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:Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one.Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert.Constance Mudenda is a healthcare worker with a health scare of her own.Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother.Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own.Podcast: 434
14/05/2453m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Obama, Jackie, and the All Star Game

In this hour, a professional impersonator gets an unusual gig, a journalist is befuddled by the facts, and a brother sister duo who really love baseball. 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.Storytellers:Obama impersonator Dion Flynn gets an unlikely gig.Carole Radziwill is gifted a watch that belonged to Jackie Kennedy.Michaela Murphy takes her little brother on a cross-country adventure to see an All-Star Game.Podcast: 866
07/05/2453m 26s

The Moth Podcast: Star Wars

On this episode, we visit a galaxy far far away, with three stories all about the impact of Star Wars. Plus, a discussion about why Star Wars has resonated for more than 50 years.Hosts: Brandon Grant-Walker and Edgar Ruiz, Jr.Storytellers:Dame Wilburn confuses a man in a costume for the real Darth Vader.Shannan Paul’s mother teaches her that it’s alright to fall in love with science-fiction.Manuelito Wheeler translates Star Wars: A New Hope into Navajo.Podcast: 865
03/05/2441m 48s

The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

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.Angela Dohrmann goes whole-hog during a Wendy's giveaway. Lobsterman Jason Lemos fights for survival in the frigid Atlantic.Zellia Enjoli Tatiana learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent. 
30/04/2453m 29s

The Moth Podcast: Funnybone

On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body. We’ve got two stories all about bones and funnybones.Host: Michelle JalowskiStorytellers:Jason Schommer takes a sleep study… and dreams of Ricky Martin.Caroline Connolly learns a few unintended lessons from her mother.The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
26/04/2415m 53s

The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me

In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.Storytellers:Enrique García Naranjo is stopped by border patrol.Aydrea Walden realizes her classmates see her differently.Miles Crabtree tries out for his school's production of "How the West Was Won."Kimberly Rose sees herself disappearing in her marriage.Jessi Klein lands what she thinks is her dream job.
23/04/2453m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. 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.Storytellers:Surgeon Anthony Chin-Quee finds himself in over his head during his first day on call.Despite protests from friends and family, Nancy French marries a man she barely knows.Wilderness guide Monte Montepare takes inexperienced hikers on a glacier expedition
16/04/2453m 31s

The Moth Podcast: River City

On this episode, two stories from the Louisville StorySLAMs. Host: Alex Román Peters Storytellers: Ethan Sweetland-May learns about hunting from his grandfather Trevor Nourse gets lost in a cave If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
12/04/2419m 46s

The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script. Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur. Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.
09/04/2453m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: Object of Desire

In this hour, stories of the things we hold dear—kitchen staples, family heirlooms, and an important soccer ball. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Mark Lamb loses a beloved skillet that has been seasoned by generations of his family. Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey goes to great lengths to obtain a toaster. Trina Michelle Robinson creates her own family heirlooms. As a kid, Viviana Infante is determined to find love. Amana Mbise's life is changed, thanks to a soccer ball.
02/04/2453m 28s

The Moth Podcast: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

The crack of the bat! The smell of hot dogs! The towering home runs! In celebration of Opening Day, we've got two stories about America's Past-time. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Joseph Gallo learns about his father, and about baseball. Muneesh Jain travels to every baseball stadium in the country. The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
29/03/2434m 14s

The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons and Superstars

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 has a chance encounter with a life long idol. Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman makes music with a country music icon. Danny Artese gets not only a signature but a mentor when he attends a book signing. Elyse McInerney learns her hero may be a lot closer to her than she realized. Bassist Christian McBride gets a chance to play with a Jazz legend.
26/03/2453m 32s

The Moth Radio Hour: A Point of Beauty

In this hour, stories of finding hope, grace, and light during unexpected times and in unexpected places. A bookstore, a high school tournament, and death row. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Maniza Naqvi travels across the world to help save a bookstore. Michael Watson yearns to participate in the sports culture in his high school. After her wrongful conviction, Sunny Jacobs tries to make a life for herself on death row. Jitesh Jaggi tries to cure his homesickness with a family recipe.
19/03/2453m 31s

The Moth Podcast: Opening the Page

On this episode, a story from our new book, A Point of Beauty. Host: Tiq Milan Storyteller: Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador. The Moth’s new book, A Point of Beauty: True Stories of Holding On and Letting Go releases March 19th. Order it here, or wherever you get your books: https://themoth.org/a-point-of-beauty
15/03/2421m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Truth and Power - Global Stories of Women

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. Storytellers: 95 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin squares off with an intruder. Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself. Timothy Bell discovers that there are more layers to his mother than meets the eye. Musih Tedji Xaviere attempts to get her first novel published. Nya Abernathy discovers who gets lied to the most: pregnant women!
12/03/2453m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Sitting with Spirit

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! In this hour, stories of moving through discomfort—grief, revisiting painful history, stepping outside our safe spaces—and how it shapes us. 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. Storytellers: Stephanie Wittels Wach tries to understand her brother's struggle. Wes Hazard takes us behind the scenes of Jeopardy! Introvert Sufian Zhemokov has strict rules about talking to strangers. Brigette Jones is determined to become a tour guide at Belle Meade Plantation.
05/03/2453m 28s

The Moth Podcast: Melbourne and Cal Wilson

On this episode, two stories from Melbourne, and we’ll reflect on the legacy of comedian and SLAM host Cal Wilson. Host: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Elizabeth Gray’s son has an interesting first day of school. Cal Wilson is inspired by her five year old son to take swimming lessons. Here’s Cal Wilson’s article about The Moth: https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/the-lure-of-the-moth-mesmerising-stories-from-people-just-like-you-20180315-h0xhl3.html If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
01/03/2421m 2s

The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

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. Storytellers: Alistair Bane reluctantly attends church as his friend's grandmother's "special guest"... Jon Levin is penniless with a con man in Las Vegas. Noriko Rosted must find a pet sitter for her beloved cat before her trip to Italy. Taylor Tower wonders if her dad is the "right" kind of parent.
27/02/2453m 22s

The Moth Radio Hour: Best Laid Plans

To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections. Lost baggage, Kool Aid mishaps, and not eating enough fruit. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Maxie Jones gives in to peer pressure and faces the wrath of his mother. Kate Oliver's determination to impress her partner's family backfires and leaves her in distress. James Fitzgerald is hell bent on watching Power Rangers. At the age of 24, Beau Davis prepares himself for his first airplane journey. Diana Thompson finds herself in a Scottish dancing group, at her mother’s insistence.
20/02/2453m 30s

The Moth Podcast: Hair Ties

On this episode, we share two stories all about how hair can connect us. As a note, Imogen Wall’s story talks about someone experiencing the suicide of a loved one, if that subject is difficult for you, you might want to skip that story. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can call 988 in the US for free and confidential support. Host: Marc Sollinger Storytellers: Heather Rae looks to a wayward band of strangers to help get her keys out of the car that is locked and running. Imogen Wall finds connection and comfort in a hair salon. If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
16/02/2418m 50s

The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

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 former Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Journalist Jerry Mitchell takes on notorious members of the Ku Klux Klan. Reyna Grande finds kinship with a man seeking asylum in the US. In her journey to start a family, Sarah Jane Johnson also finds herself facing her past.
13/02/2453m 33s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Beauty

In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered. 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. Storytellers: George Dawes Green encounters many characters while working on a crisis hotline. Archy Jamjun wants to be beautiful like his sister. Annette Herfkens survives a plane crash.
06/02/2453m 28s

The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond

On this episode, we share two stories from one of the best places to hear a live story, New Orleans. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Emilie Bahr deals with some pants issues, with the help of her father. Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey. Whether you’re in New Orleans or not, if YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
02/02/2414m 54s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton

A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Sara Rabidoux-Kelsey has a unique living arrangement with her ex. Dame Wilburn has a startling encounter with Darth Vader. 16 and pregnant, Jackie Andrews must find a way out of financial hardship. Anthony Brinkley finds his perspective changed after being the victim of a racially-motivated attack.
30/01/2453m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Community

In this hour, stories of finding your people—on the basketball court, behind the bar, or on the street. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: At the age of 50, Harwood Taylor returns to basketball with a new team. Julia Cadieux's college bartending job isn't what she expected. Sandra Kwawu finds comfort in a celebration with her friends and family. When Jose Faus is commissioned to paint a mural, he finds inspiration all around him.
23/01/2453m 29s

Slamming into the New Year: Liza Cooper and Jim Winship

On this episode, we share two stories, one meta, and one about a mountain music festival. Host: Gabriel Szajnert Storytellers: Liza Cooper tells a story… about telling a moth story. Jim Winship finds healing at a mountain-music festival. If YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
19/01/2419m 12s

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place

In this episode, 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 Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: John Elder Robison is an adult when he is diagnosed with Asperger's. Renee Watson and her classmates band together to take on their teacher. Jon Bennett, a vegetarian, goes on a hunting trip with his father.
16/01/2453m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from London

This week, a special episode of The Moth, live from the Union Chapel in London. Stories of holding on and letting go. Adventures in low-stakes crime, military training, and family trees. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of this show. Storytellers: Altar boy Kevin McDonnell idolizes the Six Million Dollar Man. Jon Goode must take a swim test to become a marine. Runa takes a journey into her family history. Nick Ullett describes his (mis)adventures on the path towards adoption.
09/01/2453m 31s

Moth Mainstage Tour Announcement!

If you enjoy the stories you hear on The Moth Podcast then come experience the magic of true stories told live in-person at a Moth Mainstage show near you! The Moth Mainstage features five storytellers and a notable host who all share true tales–centered on a common theme—live and without notes! Tickets are on sale now at themoth.org/mainstage "When it comes to engaging and brilliant storytelling, The Moth never disappoints." — Forbes “[The stories] range from touching to just plain hilarious.” — GQ Australia Moth Mainstage Winter/Spring Tour Schedule: Jan 27th: San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan 30th: Anchorage, Alaska Feb 7th: Cincinnati, Ohio - SOLD OUT Feb 8th: Cincinnati, Ohio - SOLD OUT Feb 24th: Big Sky, Montana Feb 28th: Bellingham, Washington Feb 29th: Harlem, New York Mar 1st: Jackson Hole, Wyoming Mar 2nd: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Mar 16th: Johannesburg, South Africa Mar 20th: Brooklyn, New York Mar 22nd: Charlottesville, Virginia Mar 23rd: Tarrytown, New York Apr 2rd: Los Angeles, California Apr 3rd: London, United Kingdom Apr 4th: Santa Barbara, California Apr 24th: Greenwich Village, New York Apr 25th: Charleston, South Carolina Apr 26th: Traverse City, Michigan May 9th: Eugene, Oregon June 12th: Brooklyn, New York
06/01/243m 54s

Black Medicine: Ray Christian

On this episode, we’re turning the episode over to Ray Christian, a storyteller, historian, and valued member of the Moth family. We’re playing one of our favorite episodes from his podcast, “What’s Ray Saying,” and we just know you’ll love it. You can find “What’s Ray Saying” wherever you get your podcasts, or click on this link: https://pod.link/1097310592
05/01/2434m 54s

The Moth Radio Hour: Around the World

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. Emma Gordon delves into her boyfriend's past relationship to save him from deportation. Kwong Yue Yang prejudges his seatmate on a flight to China. Anastasia Krasilnikova and her family keep a secret from her abusive father. Robinah Babirye is blackmailed due to her HIV status.
02/01/2453m 24s

The Moth Radio Hour: One In a Million

In this hour, stories of people who made an impact—through a single phone call, a helping hand, or human touch. 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. Storytellers: Greg Quiroga sees his Uncle Steve in a new light. Meg Lavery experiences a change of perspective after over a decade as a teacher. Beth Yates volunteers at San Francisco City Hall during "gay marriage Lollapalooza.” Brittney Cooper gets an unexpected call from Tyler Perry. Jerry Jennings Army National Guard unit is unexpectedly deployed after 9/11
26/12/2353m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: Over the River and Through the Woods

This week, a special holiday episode from The Moth. Unlikely Christmas wishes, letters from The Grinch, and a husband by Chanukah. This episode is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ten year old Jessi Berdinka's peculiar Christmas wish is granted. Amy Klein gets help from a matchmaking rabbi. Mary Gaitskill  pens letters as The Grinch for a neighborhood kid. Juno Men and her cousin go to a casino over Thanksgiving.  Niceol Blue is a street kid with nowhere to go for Christmas.
19/12/2353m 26s

Secret Santa: Jeannie Colon and James Gordon

On this episode, we’re sharing stories about Santa. Normally, we don’t air stories that reveal that Santa isn’t real, however, we decided to break that tradition for a special episode. So, if any kids might listen, be warned. Host: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Jeannie Colon James Gordon The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
15/12/2321m 8s

The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance

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. Storytellers: Bridgett Davis's mother provides for her family and teaches her daughter a valuable lesson in the process. Ellie Lee tells the story of her Chinese immigrant father and the empire he built from nothing. Jason Schommer's mother teaches him that bad decisions can be immortalized in photos. Louise Newton-Keogh learns and re-learns the meaning of "I love you" from her mother.
12/12/2353m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Creatures Great & Small

In this hour, stories of encounters with the animal kingdom. Songbirds, rogue rams, carnivorous threats—and friends. This episode is hosted by Moth storyteller and host Ray Christian. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Georgia Huff goes for a hike...in grizzly bear country. Randy Horick finds meaning in a bird's song. Michele Woods must prove she's a real Scottish local when her ram, Frowick, escapes. After Fran Kras takes in a stray cat, a mystery unfolds. As a child with a severe stutter, Alan Rabinowitz finds solace in speaking to animals.
05/12/2353m 26s

Growing Up with Siblings: Saad Najam and Meredith Morrison

In this episode, we’ll be playing an episode all about siblings from the Moth’s very first spinoff podcast, Grown, which has just launched it’s second season! Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
01/12/2334m 3s

The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever

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. Talaya Moore, a homeless child, takes solace in her most valued possession - her dolls. Nikesh Shukla finds a frozen moment in time after the death of his mother. Self-professed nerd Andrew Solmssen meets his match. Caitlin FitzGerald discovers her new home has a terrible past.
28/11/2353m 25s

Pigging Out on Thanksgiving: Adam Linn

On this episode of The Moth podcast, we’re reairing a treasured episode from our archives. We thought it would be especially fun for the day after Thanksgiving. And just a reminder -- if you'd like to listen to our 26 year library of Moth stories, check out our story archive at the moth dot org, just click the stories banner. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Adam Linn The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
24/11/2317m 55s

The Moth Radio Hour: What's Up, Doc?

Stories are medicine for the soul, but in this hour, stories of real medicine. Hospital residencies, doctor visits, and difficult diagnoses. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: While in prison, Michael Fischer takes advantage of his medical condition. Leanna House find a unique way to cope with her mastectomy. Oscar Saavedra takes a stab at being a phlebotomist. Cancer patient Gwen Carmen tries to learn how to die. After giving birth, Elizabeth Gray is in denial about her mental health.
21/11/2353m 26s

Lessons from Dad: Masooma Ranalvi

On this episode, we explore what we can learn from our fathers. Hosted by Emily Couch, Producer of Special Projects and Radio at the Moth. Storyteller: Masooma Ranalvi learns some important lessons about justice and courage from her father. The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback
17/11/2315m 38s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory

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 Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jill Morgenthaler battles to earn the respect of her fellow soldiers. Dylan Park finds hope in the chaos of war. Franny Civitano anxiously awaits her brother’s return from deployment in Afghanistan. Jerry Neal describes a bird’s eye view of the English Channel on D Day.
14/11/2353m 24s

On the Water: Linda Grosser and Jon Goode

On this episode, stories about the power of water. Hosted by Kate Tellers, Senior Director at the Moth. Storytellers: Linda Grosser discovers more about herself on a sailboat. Jon Goode learns that it’s all about standing in the right line.
10/11/2319m 41s

The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations

In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. This hour is hosted by The Moth's former Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: After finally accepting his sexuality, Pádraig Ó'Tuama uses language to heal rather than harm. Tricia Rose Burt attempts to break the strictures of her Southern upbringing. Arn Chorn-Pond uses his musical gift to survive the Khmer Rouge.
07/11/2353m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Not as They Seem

In this episode, stories of hidden truths, white lies, and defied expectations—on dates, at a wake, and on the dance floor. 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. Storytellers: Sharon Zegen learns the meaning of the phrase "be careful what you wish for." Bill Dempsey is unsure how to handle a case of mistaken identity. Isamula Elika Malesi steps out of her comfort zone and goes on a date. Mike Wang struggles with how to express his love for his father. Richard Westcott falls in love with dancing.
31/10/2353m 24s

Giving Back: Jim Beebe-Woodard and Richard Cardillo

CONTENT NOTE: This episode includes mention of suicide. If you or someone you know is dealing with this issue, there are resources available to you. In the U.S., you can call or text 988 to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Hosted by the Moth’s Director of Development, Lee Ann Gullie. Storytellers: Jim Beebe-Woodard’s parents teach him a lesson about empathy and care for others. Richard Cardillo heals through the act of giving bread. If the transformative power of storytelling has reached you or you would like to ensure it reaches others, please make a donation to The Moth today, Text GIVE23 to 78679 to make a fully tax deductible donation and help ensure our continued work to nurture empathy and build community.
27/10/2323m 24s

The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn’t Lie

In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - closing geographical and temporal distance between past and present. This hour is 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. Storytellers: Meg Ferrill struggles with her fears of becoming a parent while shopping for sperm. Anaïs Bordier makes a surprising connection via social media. Trina Robinson, while researching online, discovers a shocking family history.
24/10/2353m 27s

Halloween: Sofya Tamarkin and Tricia Ho

Halloween can be a time when we both put on our masks and take them off. In this episode, two stories about two different Halloween nights. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Storytellers: Sofya Tamarkin - A child from the Soviet Union learns about American Halloween traditions. Tricia Ho - A Halloween party becomes genuinely frightening.
20/10/2319m 19s

The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. 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: Sandra Kimokoti feels conflicted over her physical strength. Wanjiru Kibera goes off the path in the Kenyan wilderness. Gabrielle Shelton tries to find work as a welder. Catherine Smyka and her male friend have the same taste in women. Christal Brown finds a connection to her father through dance.
17/10/2353m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stories about Letters

Special delivery!—a Moth Radio Hour all about letters. At work, for romance, and to the Tooth Fairy. This episode 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. Storytellers: Meg Ferrill's letter is read aloud in her human sexuality class. Danielle Dardashti is surprised by the severance letter she receives. Matty Struski pens a letter in an attempt to win back his ex. Lu Levin strikes up a correspondence with the Tooth Fairy. Otis Gray gets a job writing rejection letters. Stacey Perlman visits a medium, who knows of a letter to the great beyond.
10/10/2353m 27s

I’m Still Here: Albert Hepner

On this episode, we share a story about resilience, survival, and one child’s experience in the holocaust. Stick around after the story for an interview with Albert Hepner, where we’ll talk to him about his life after the war, what we can take away from his experiences, and so much more. This episode is hosted by director and producer Michelle Jalowski, who also directed Albert’s story. Storyteller: Albert Hepner
06/10/2327m 8s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Santa Barbara

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. Storytellers: Monte Montepare finds himself at an emotional crossroads in rural Alaska. Christina Igaraividez connects to her grandmother through the violin. Drummer Patty Schemel finds herself on tour with millennials.
03/10/2353m 25s

Popping Up: Tonja Murphy

On this episode, we take a look at one of the coolest projects the Moth has done - the traveling Pop Up Porch. And we hear a story that came out the Pop Up Porch. We also interview Rita Brent - who hosted one of our events and shares her experiences. If you’d like to experience some of the magic of the Pop Up Porch you should come visit us at the Pop Up Porch when it comes to your city. We’ll be in Ann Arbor from September 27th to October 1st, Detroit from October 4th to October 8th, and in Dallas from October 11th to October 15th. For more information, visit to themoth.org Also, The Moth's spinoff podcast Grown is up for a Signal award. If you haven't listened to Grown before, check it out, it's filled with stories all about growing up, and if you have listened, we'd love for you to vote for it for the Signal Awards. Just go to vote.signalaward.com and vote for Grown in the categories of Best Co-Host Team and Best Emerging Podcast. Hosted by: Aldi Kaza Storyteller: Tonja Murphy’s students always tell her the truth, so she has to be careful about what outfits she wears.
29/09/2315m 3s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

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. Storytellers: Susan Fee gets a surprise when she calls her daughter. A series of missed calls gets scientist Moran Cerf in hot water. Nancy Mahl gets a call from her mom on 9/11. Cheech Marin finds his calling after dodging the draft.
26/09/2353m 25s

Extra Apocalypses: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch

On this episode of The Moth podcast, we’re reairing a treasured episode from our archives. It’s all about different types of apocalypses. And just a reminder -- if you'd like to listen to our 25 year library of Moth stories, check out our story archive at the moth dot org, just click the stories banner. Also, The Moth's spinoff podcast Grown is up for a Signal award. If you haven't listened to Grown before, check it out, it's filled with stories all about growing up, and if you have listened, we'd love for you to vote for it for the Signal Awards. Just go to vote.signalaward.com and vote for Grown in the categories of Best Co-Host Team and Best Emerging Podcast. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it's still not the end of the world. Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius.
22/09/2323m 46s

The Moth Radio Hour: After the Fall

In this hour, stories of healing. Moving through loss, unexpected sources of comfort, and bonds forged in grief. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this show. Storytellers: Betsy Lamberson's dream life abroad takes a tragic turn. Teenage Samuel Blackman reconsiders his devotion to his faith. Paige Cornwell finds solace at Victoria's Secret. Amarantha Robinson finds a way to reframe a traumatic experience. Esther Messe finds that her personal version of Simon Says is more than just a game. An unimaginable loss changes the relationship between Bill Hall and his wife.
19/09/2338m 39s

It’s Magic: Micaela Blei and Anthony Griffith

We experience magic in different forms. This episode is hosted by Moth director Jodi Powell. Storytellers: Micaela Blei becomes friends with a magician and wants something more. Anthony Griffith navigates life with his single mom.
15/09/2322m 42s

The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go

In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness. Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage. Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh. Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran. Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction.
12/09/2353m 25s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Hot Seat

Aerial antics, magic tricks, and unwelcome rescue missions. In this hour, stories of momentous decisions, massive undertakings, and opportunities with no second chances. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: In an attempt to be Maverick (from Top Gun), Will Mackin goes to Navy Flight School. Siegfried Tieber gets hooked on magic. Samantha Mathis goes on a mission to bring her father home.
05/09/2353m 25s

Different Ways of Learning: Adrienne Lotson and Lopaka Kapanui

Peabody-award winning journalist Chenjerai Kumanyika hosts an episode which explores all the learning that takes place outside the classroom. Storytellers: Adrienne Lotson shares the stories her father told her about Harlem Lopaka Kapanui learns some lessons from his mother about the legacies we leave behind
01/09/2324m 22s

The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food

In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ritija Gupta follows her grandmother's recommended all-yellow diet in the name of love. Mercy Lung'aho leads an experiment with beans, designed to combat anemia. Dihan Hossain dreams of tasting New York City pizza. Joan Juliet Buck's uncle loses a suitcase of smoked salmon -- and a family member.
29/08/2353m 20s

The Moth Radio Hour: Kids Leading

In this hour, we put the adage "older and wiser" to the test with stories of children providing new perspectives and taking charge. In school, in the woods, and on a life or death journey. This episode is hosted by Moth Director and Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: While hiking with his 8-year-old daughter, Dave Stratton realizes he's in over his head. Carolina Ureña Ruez faces the horrifying prospect of a failing grade. Amber Wallin desperately wants to be cast as the lead in Cinderella. Pedro Haro goes on a harrowing journey, guided by his brother, and has a medical emergency. Nestor Gomez finds a new way to engage a tough audience of kindergarteners.
22/08/2353m 22s

Kid Stuff: Madden Mcdonagh and Nepurko Keiwua

On this episode, we learn from children. This episode is hosted by Chloe Salmon. Storytellers: Madden Mcdonagh gets more than she expected at a book fair. Nepurko Keiwua leads a rib revolution.
18/08/2319m 45s

The Moth Radio Hour: All the World's a Stage

In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour 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. Storytellers: Notoriously quiet magician Teller (of Penn and Teller) discovers his love of magic. Musician Gaelynn Lea describes life on the road with a disability. Daniel Sperling attends Shabbat services while deployed in Iraq. Carmen Aguirre is a member of the underground resistance in Chile during Pinochet's regime.
15/08/2353m 28s

A Chat on the Stoop: Hasna Muhammad and In Deep Water

In this special episode, we examine the relationship between Swimming and the Black community. And we hear from one of our favorite podcasts, The Stoop. If you’d like to listen to more great stories from The Stoop, subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts, or visit thestoop.org to learn more. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust and Leila Day. Storyteller: While out for a swim, Hasna Muhammad finds a kindred spirit.
11/08/2343m 47s

The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic

In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. 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: Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard. Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith. Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive. Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.
08/08/2353m 25s

The Moth Radio Hour: You Are Here

In this hour, stories of journeys—from far-flung to just down the street. Rediscovered roots, recess field trips, and birthday outings. This episode is hosted by Moth Director and Producer, Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Gina Granter has a fateful encounter on an Amtrak train. Teacher James Hamilton finds a way around his school's no recess policy. Helen Cooper spends a special birthday at Coney Island. A friend from her cancer support group makes a lasting impression on Emma Gordon. Mary Blair travels to the Arctic tundra to reconnect with her heritage.
01/08/2353m 27s

The Family Car: Mary Ann Ludwig and Melanie Kostrzewa

On this episode of the Moth podcast, we examine the relationship between cars and families. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Mary Ann Ludwig’s teenagers decide to get up to some trouble with the family car Melanie Kostrzewa redefines her relationship with her minivan
28/07/2317m 53s

The Moth Radio Hour: Not for the Faint of Heart

In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. 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. Storytellers: Jessica Pan attempts to cure her social anxiety. Nick Revell takes a nerve wracking drive down a British motorway. Single mom, Katie Houghton-Ward, fears for her family's safety. Sudhesh Dahad deals with the aftermath of a near-death experience.
25/07/2353m 23s

Hellos and Goodbyes: Woniya Thibeault and Mike Birbiglia

On this episode of the Moth Podcast, Catherine Burns, our former artistic director, shares the very first story she ever directed, and the last. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. Storytellers: Woniya Thibeault survives in the wilderness Mike Birbiglia gets his heart broken
21/07/2334m 6s

The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes

In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. 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: Val Rigodon attempts to become a ballerina. Lincoln Bonner has an unlikely childhood companion. James Braly and his wife finally agree on something. Robert Sherer tries to distract his grandmother. Brian Belovitch is welcomed by the Rhode Island drag community.
18/07/2353m 25s

The Moth Radio Hour: Speaking of Death

In this hour, stories of the most inevitable part of life: death—with a positive twist. Opportunities for connection, moments of healing, and unique ways of moving through grief. This episode 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. Storytellers: Bruce McCulloch masquerades as a familiar creature. Lori Syverson takes a job as a deathwalker. Jerrianne Boggis reconnects with her Jamaican roots when her beloved Aunt dies.
11/07/2353m 26s

In Search of Freedom: Juan Rodriguez

We take a look at the meaning of Independence Day through story. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Storyteller: Juan Rodriguez recounts his American journey.
07/07/2318m 9s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind

In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bounds of family provide. 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: Sharif El-Mekki wants to follow in the footsteps of his Black Panther father. NeShaune Lasley receives unwanted encouragement from her father. Caitlin McNaughton's feminist parents don't want to get her a Barbie. Rebecca Barry frets over her mother's health. Warren Holleman must unlearn his family's lessons when he has a baby.
04/07/2353m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: More Kindness of Strangers

In this hour, kismet encounters, nosy-but-nice neighbors, and unexpectedly helpful contacts—at home and abroad. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Nathan Englander's lifetime of stress catches up to him. Elana Duffy attempts to reclaim her teddy bear from a strict customs office. While renovating his house, Alistair Bane unearths a child's toy and his own memories.
27/06/2353m 26s

Finding Pride: Tomas Davila and Ingrid Ebbesen

We find our pride through stories. This episode is hosted by Travis Coxson. If you’d like to see a photo of Tomas Davila looking fabulous as he told his story at the Moth Ball, check out themoth.org/extras Storytellers: Tomas Davila and his father finally connect. Ingrid Ebbesen goes dancing and finds herself.
23/06/2320m 50s

The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure

In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness, also interviews the fathers in her own family. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: Adrianne McGillis’ father's favorite joke lands him in the hospital. CJ Hunt reflects on mix-tapes and memories from his past. Blessing Digha fears she has fallen short of her father’s expectations. Lauren Thurman navigates life with her many iterations of dads. Harwood Taylor reaches for a father who is out of touch.
20/06/2353m 20s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live and Learn

In this hour, stories of lessons for real life. Navigating young love, learning to live in the moment, and how to drive stick shift. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Sam Bolen works on Broadway during the "season of the understudy." Meg Ferrill uses her skills as a project manager in the lead up to the birth of her son. Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift. Michael Maina has no idea how to handle his first crush. Anh Vu Sawyer challenges the youth she works with to apply to college—but they in turn challenge her right back.
13/06/2353m 25s

Shhhhhh, It’s A Secret: Tim Manley and Shania

In this episode, we’ll be playing an episode all about secrets from the Moth’s very first spinoff podcast, Grown! Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com This episode is hosted by Marc Sollinger.
09/06/2330m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front

In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Les Strayhorn heeds his father's advice. District Fire Chief Michael McNamee confronts his worst fear. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.
06/06/2352m 53s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hesitations

Hold your horses! In this hour, stories of slowing down, holding off, or taking a pause. 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 Storytellers: Theresa Thames officiates a wedding in Hawaii. Ryan Roe contends with having Tourette Syndrome in school. Linda Grosser loses faith in online dating as she approaches a milestone birthday. AJ Jacobs, an inexperienced jigsaw puzzler, finds himself at the world championships.
30/05/2353m 26s

They Say It’s Your Birthday: Sheila Cavanaugh and Sandra Kwawu

On this episode, stories all about birthdays - and the importance we place on them. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Sheila Cavanaugh accidentally steals someone else’s birthday. Sandra Kwawu finds comfort in a celebration with her friends and family.
26/05/2317m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest is History

In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. 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. Storytellers: Musician Frank Almond makes a historic discovery. Sivad Johnson takes us behind the scenes of the Detroit Fire Department. Henny Lewin, a young Jewish girl, is smuggled out of a Lithuanian ghetto during WWII.
23/05/2353m 22s

The Moth Radio Hour: Mum's the Word

Oh, mother! In this episode, stories celebrating birth givers, mother figures, and the many ways in which one can show up as a mom. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: Marya Morris is in over her head as a new stay-at-home stepmom. Pamela Covington cooks a difficult holiday meal for her family. Annie Share and her mom become business women on the cat show circuit. Amanda Johnston is inspired by a vulnerable conversation with her daughter.
16/05/2353m 25s

Risqué Business: Whitney Connolly and Caroline Woodward

We’ve got two SLIGTHLY spicy stories. Don’t worry nothing untowards happens, but if you’re listening with kids, you might want to wait on this one. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Whitney Connolly shares a photo without realizing what else is in the background. A trip to Brazil provides a great teaching moment for both Caroline Woodward and her 3 year daughter.
12/05/2316m 23s

The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). Hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Kay Elmsley Weeden and her siblings have adventures on the Wisconsin River. Marjace Miles searches for meaning amidst an unexpected pregnancy. Bob Baril gets a once in a lifetime experience with his son. Jahvannia Darling keeps a secret from her mother. Qing Zhao must choose between love and her career. Carmen Putnam experiences the hope of a new pregnancy while mourning her stillborn child.
09/05/2353m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Push and the Pull

In this hour, stories of strength of will, crystallizing under pressure, and the power of intentionally directed anger. This episode 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: As he raises his strong-willed daughter, R.A. Villanueva remembers the other powerful women in his life. Mary Ann Ludwig reaches her potential during a funerary mishap. Self-described unathletic man, Steve Clark, signs up for the Philadelphia marathon. Amber Phillips learns the art of tension.
02/05/2353m 27s

Pet Stars: Scott Sanders and Noriko Rosted

In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet day on April 30th, we’re sharing two Moth stories all about the special role pets play in our lives. This episode is hosted by the Moth’s Social Media Coordinator, Estee Daveed. Storytellers: Scott Sanders deals with jealousy as his dog becomes a more successful actor than he is. Noriko Rosted must find a pet sitter for her beloved cat before her trip to Italy.
28/04/2323m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness

In this hour, stories about seeing and witnessing. This episode is hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: 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 journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space.
25/04/2353m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Walking the Walk

In this hour, stories of finding one's way—through heartbreak, adolescence, times of crisis, and public nudity. This episode is hosted by Moth storyteller Samuel James. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Samuel James Storytellers: Kristin Lee tries to make friends at genetics camp. 8-year-old Maura Schneider and her friend hatch a revenge plan after experiencing their first rejection. Kaya Jarvis gets the help she needs from an unexpected source. Samuel Blackman contends with the realities of working in pediatric oncology. Annie Linn navigates having her mother as her high school English teacher. Evie O'Reilly goes on her first naked bike ride.
18/04/2353m 25s

Saying More with Less: Natalie Bell and Glenn North

We hear stories about poetry and how it can bring people together. This episode is hosted by Keighly Baron. Storytellers: Natalie Bell - Orthodontia and a high school poetry reading lead to awkwardness. Glenn North - Feeling despondent about moving back to his hometown of Kansas City, MO to take care of a sick parent, a young poet decides to rejuvenate the arts scene with a poetry night.
14/04/2322m 21s

The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop the Music

In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. This hour 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 Hixon Storytellers: David Montgomery gets immersed in Spice World. Cal Street describes her time as part of The Velvelettes. Dawn Smith grows up in a cult that forbids music. Jin Au-Yeung's lyricism connects him to Barack Obama.
11/04/2353m 26s

The Moth Radio Hour: Matters of the Heart

In this episode, stories about finding, keeping, and losing love. Hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Kristy Hawkins Kemp Powers Niall Ashdown Esther McManus
04/04/2353m 26s

NYC Punks: Alistair Bane and Eddy Laughter

In this episode, we’ll be playing an episode from the Moth’s very first spinoff podcast, Grown! Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com This episode is hosted by Sarah Jane Johnson.
31/03/2328m 57s

The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices

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 Media Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Stanley Alpert relies on his hearing when he is kidnapped. Faith Ekienabor finds a brand new way to her college class. T Dixon discovers the power of her own voice. Anna Schuleit builds an unconventional instrument.
28/03/2353m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: Bold Moves

In this episode, stories of stepping up, taking charge, and taking chances. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Aleta Myles goes camping for the first time in a desert in Israel. In a dark place, Sean Wellington finds comfort in dance class. Newly licensed James Fitzgerald's first road trip goes awry. Amber Jo Hatt attempts to take her friends on a big adventure. Despite the potential consequences, Air Force officer Rachel Pomeroy reports an inappropriate incident. 5 year old Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin has an adventure on his way home from school.
21/03/2353m 27s

On the Couch with a Good Book: Kashyap Raja and Errol McLendon

We hear stories about how books and reading can foster connection. This episode is hosted by Emily Couch Storytellers: Kashyap Raja finds beauty in reading the Gruffalo to a young child. Errol McLendon receives some heartfelt gifts.
17/03/2315m 41s

The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing When And How To Fight

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 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: Hillary Boone and her mother scheme to save Vermont from hate. Maria Hodermarska fights for services for her son. Ed Mabaya finds himself in danger while visiting his girlfriend. Brad Lawrence and his sister work their mom's last nerve with their brawling. Angela Lush struggles to speak up.
14/03/2353m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Location, Location, Location

In this hour, stories of the places that leave a lasting impression. A skating rink, a golf course, a restaurant, and a cemetery. This episode is hosted by Moth director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Jacoby Cochran and his family build a home at Rich City Skate. Holly Thompson and her grandfather share a love of golf. After a turbulent history in online dating, Leah Haydock finds solace in pasta. Marguerite Maria Rivas searches for her daughter's grave.
07/03/2353m 26s

Looking for Omelanka: Jean-Michele Gregory

We hear a story from someone searching for their family’s history. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. If you’d like to see photos of Jean-Michele and her grandmother, go to themoth.org/extras Storyteller: Jean-Michele Gregory
03/03/2318m 58s

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve, and Protect

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. 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: Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system. Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song.
28/02/2353m 26s

The Moth Radio Hour: Navigating the Gray

This week, stories all about the in-between. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo, the hosts of the Moth’s new spinoff podcast, Grown! If you’re at all a fan of Moth storytelling, subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi and Fonzo Lacayo Storytellers: Military policeman Carl Cannon is assigned duty in one of the most dangerous prisons on the planet James Han Mattson moves to Korea to meet his birth family and connect with his Korean heritage. First time pageant contestant Nicole Kelly enters the Miss Iowa competition.
21/02/2353m 26s

Getting Grown

Here’s a taste of The Moth’s very first spinoff, Grown! Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.
17/02/2319m 58s

The Moth Radio Hour: Can't Help Falling in Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, let The Moth whisper sweet somethings in your ear(buds). Stories of falling in love, enduring devotion, and romance that blooms in the most unlikely places—or between the most unlikely people. This episode 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: Inclement weather threatens David Greco's romantic plans for Jazz Fest.  Eva Santiago reconnects with an old friend who is now in prison.  Paola Ayala is worried that her mother found a private letter.   Auburn Shaeffer and her husband share an unlikely first home.  Matthew Mercier uncovers his parents' love story. 
14/02/2353m 27s

Moth Mainstage Tour Announcement!

If you love listening to Moth stories on our podcast and radio show, then come experience them live, in-person at our Mainstage events. In this super quick episode, host Sarah Austin Jenness brings you updates on our Winter & Spring Moth Mainstage tour. Visit themoth.org/events to find a Moth event near you! 
10/02/233m 36s

The Moth Radio Hour: 50 Shades of Black

This week, a special episode in honor of Black History Month, with stories that celebrate the diversity of the Black experience. Dye jobs, dream jobs, and swimming pools. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Harold Cox brings his Texas roots--and speech patterns-- to his first Boston radio gig. Danyel Smith follows the music and finds a place for herself in the world of journalism. CJ Hunt grows up trying to "adjust the thermostat" of his racial identity. While out for a swim, Hasna Muhammad finds a kindred spirit.
07/02/2353m 26s

An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith

We hear two stories about growing up, as well as listen to a preview of The Moth’s spinoff podcast: Grown. Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com If you’re a student and want to bring Moth programming to your school, visit our website themoth.org/students. If you’re a teacher, visit themoth.org/education/teachers Hosted by: Devin Elise Wilson Storytellers: Mariama Diallo learns to stand up for herself, and her brother. PT Smith discovers the magic of reading
03/02/2322m 42s

The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

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 Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive. Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril. Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day. Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.
31/01/2353m 26s

The Moth Radio Hour: Driven

Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is hosted by Moth Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Juliette Holmes experiences segregation first hand as a child in Georgia. Tracey Crosier interviews for a radio job and gets more than she bargained for. Jennifer Leahy deals with the death of a patient for the first time. Omar Qureshi tries to show his cousin a good time when he visits the US.
24/01/2353m 27s

Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. If you want to learn more about the ongoing revolutionary movement in Iran, Mojdeh recommends following the Instagram accounts @from____Iran and @collectiveforblackiranians for information on what's happening in English. Storyteller: Mojdeh Rezaeipour
20/01/2326m 13s

The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

In this hour, stories about guts and courage. This episode 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: AJ Jacobs Aleathia Brown Kwong Yue Yang Nisha Coleman Leonard Lee Smith
17/01/2353m 26s

The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks

In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Andrew McGill learns more about his father than he bargained for. Aspiring primate veterinarian Estella Z Jones has a shift in perspective about her own life after seeing animals in the wild. Ashamed of not knowing how to ride a bike, Francesca Hays attempts to learn in secret. Michael Corso enters a stock car race for blind drivers.
10/01/2353m 26s

New Beginnings: Dan Kennedy and Ophira Eisenberg

On this episode, we hear two stories about new years and new beginnings. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Dan Kennedy tries to make his new years’… explosive. Ophira Eisenberg has a magical new years in a magical city.
06/01/2321m 43s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth's 20th Anniversary Special

This episode, we revisit our 20th anniversary special, playing some of our favorite stories from The Moth’s history. This episode is hosted by 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: Richie DiSalvo Jessi Klein Sisonke Msimang
03/01/2353m 34s

The Moth Radio Hour: Eyewitness

This week, we bear witness. From a Soviet labor camp, to a school desegregation, to a fight over books. This episode is hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Toby Price Sybil Jordan Hampton Victor Levenstein
27/12/2253m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: All Dressed Up

Don your finest duds! This week, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes -- from DIY threads to silk blouses, from a prison visiting room to a runway in France. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Tween Horace Sanders creates a homemade Halloween costume. Deepa Ambekar is caught off guard by a prison's dress code for visitors. Zakiya Minifee fails to heed her mother's fashion advice.  Adrienne Burris is certain that her new husband has ruined her favorite blouse.  Graham Shelby joins the football team as a gentle teenager.  Model Norma Jean Darden participates in a historic catwalk battle. 
20/12/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: All The Way Back

On this episode, we take a look back at the beginning of The Moth, and hear a story from our founder - George Dawes Green. This episode is hosted by Melvin Estrella and Pegi Vail. Storyteller George Dawes Green describes his encounters with the many characters of Surrency, Georgia while working on a crisis hotline. If you’d like to listen to the stories Pegi and Melvin mentioned, here are links: Reflections From Space by Frederick Hauck Merci by Candido Tirado and Carmen Rivera
16/12/2231m 50s

The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Gifts of December

A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. 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 Adam Ruben is at a loss when it comes to buying Christmas gifts. Pierre Epstein is a little boy tracking the progress of his Uncle Igor's escape from Nazi-occupied France. Ed McCarthy break sinto the house he grew up in to rescue a precious box of Christmas decorations. Katie Fales grandfather is a rancher who was to rescue a bunch of stranded steer. Catherine McCarthy finally admits she's homesick during Christmas in Thailand. David Frieberg and his son are amazed by an accidental forest during a blizzard in NYC. Denise Scheurmann has a terminally ill father but her neighbors don't forget to light her Christmas luminaries.
13/12/2253m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten

In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations. This show is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Jay Allison Judit Samper Albero uses her artistic talent to save money. Shaun Gohel accidentally manifests a girlfriend. Dave Moran prepares to argue in front of the Supreme Court. Camille Qurban almost has her cover blown at a child's birthday party. Ishmael Beah describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier.
06/12/2253m 27s

25 Years of Stories: Searching for Direction

On this episode, we get in the holiday spirit with a tale about a very special Xmas. Then, we discuss how directors can shape Moth stories. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storyteller: Peter Aguero
02/12/2228m 45s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. 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: Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land. Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet. Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home. Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.
29/11/2253m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: You Can't Go Back

In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. 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: Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo. Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her immigrant husband's past. Steve Peebles is offered a role in a high school play, despite being an adult. Kimberly Reed confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.
22/11/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: Finding Community

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 1999, to the origins of the Moth’s community program. We’ll have a story about The Mets, and one about life after prison. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Storytellers: Marie Hershkowitz David Gaskin
18/11/2228m 17s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War

In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. 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: Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound. Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war. Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.
15/11/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: One Plus One Plus One Plus…

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2000, the origin of the Moth StorySLAMs. In lieu of bringing you to an actual show, we’ll be playing ten abbreviated versions of GrandSLAM-winning stories. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. Storytellers: Donna Otter Tere Negrete Vivienne Anderson Pam Burrell Juliette Holmes Craig Mangum Ruby Cooper Phyllis Bowdwin Wilson Seely and Ray Christian For more information on all of our storytellers, go to the moth.org/extras.
11/11/2223m 15s

The Moth Radio Hours: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion

This week, stories about adventures and thrills. Hosted by 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: Mack Dryden Janice Bartley Brian Gavagan Lex Jade Lucy Hayward
08/11/2253m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: Guiding Lights

In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. This episode 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: André De Shields is inspired by his sister and muse, Iris.  Bud Trillin and a Chinatown chicken play tic-tac-toe.  In the wake of an unfathomable loss, Francine Lobis Wheeler must navigate grieving in the public eye. 
01/11/2253m 27s

25 Years of Stories: A Look Back at 2001

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2001. We’ll hear a story from a firefighter who worked on 9/11, and we’ll explore how stories helped people connect to each other in the weeks after the tragedy. This episode is hosted by George Green and Meg Bowles. Storyteller: Keith Young
28/10/2225m 6s

The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs

This week, we take a look at how we make our families, from a foster family to finding a family in prison. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Gina Sampaio Angaha Mahajan Maxie Jones Matti Strutski Tony Cyprien
25/10/2253m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Girls!

This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generations -- about the challenges, the adventures, and the joys of girlhood. Hosted and produced 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 10-year-old Briony Chappell and her father search for each other after being separated on a ski trip.  Dia's mother surprises her in a moment of need.  Primah Kwagala recounts the night her father brought home a second wife. Masooma Ranalvi decides to break her silence. Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss. Juliette Holmes and her mother go shopping in 1940s segregated Georgia. 
18/10/2253m 30s

25 Years of Stories: The Moth... Works

On this week’s episode, we hear a story from a Ukranian refugee. And we take a look at one of the coolest programs at The Moth... MothWorks. This episode is hosted by Anna Roberts and Amanda Garcia. Storyteller: Katerina Lyublin
14/10/2222m 33s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson

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 by Tara Clancy in front of a live audience in Jackson, Wyoming, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. Hosted by: Jay Allison Live Host: Tara Clancy Tara Clancy is unprepared for a conversation around sexuality with her son. Cristina Briones faces down a housing crisis. Terrance Flynn attempts to catch the romantic-interest of an enigmatic stranger. Nina McConigley clings to her heritage with a safety pin and a sari.
11/10/2253m 18s

The Moth Radio Hour: Culture Clash

In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Jason Kordelos goes on a cruise to nowhere. Cheech Marin tries to make sense of his new life in a new place. Prachi Mehta is shocked by America's obsession with pets. Marne Litfin finds that they have unexpected responsibilities while working at a Quaker camp.
04/10/2253m 32s

25 Years of Stories: Funny Ha Ha

This week, we hear standup and a story from Meg Ferrill. Plus, we examine the links between comedy and storytelling. If you want to learn more about storytelling, pick up our book “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.” This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Meg Ferrill Interviewed Comedians: Meg Ferrill Ophira Eisenberg Hari Kondabolu Mike Birbiglia
30/09/2226m 2s

The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults

This week on The Moth Radio Hour, stories about being young. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Muthoni Garland Joann Kielar Moses Storm Laura Gilbert Diamante Ortiz Christine Gentry Javier Morillo
27/09/2253m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Like Cats and Dogs

In this hour, stories about our fuzzy little friends. Hosted by Alastair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Alistair Bane Storytellers: Catherine Palmer Jitesh Jaggi Beth Bradley Lisa Schuldt Katie Vaca Patrick Cleary Linda Fontanilla
20/09/2253m 27s

25 Years of Stories: A Love Note to Salman Rushdie

This week, we play a story from Salman Rushdie, a treasured member of The Moth family. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Host: Jon Goode Storyteller: Salman Rushdie
16/09/2218m 33s

The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye

In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India. Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love. Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time. Michael Such plans for his last moment.
13/09/2253m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: P. Diddy, Traditional Tattoos, and Biking in Yemen

In this hour, stories of curiosity and the unfamiliar: sharing food, the art of tattoo, rebellion on wheels, and Puff Daddy. This episode 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: Mercia Tapping experiences a clash between her British upbringing and US food culture. Serious journalist Michael Specter has a wild night in Paris with Puff Daddy. Marjorie Tahbone reconnects to her culture and her ancestors. Bushra Al-Fusail begins a Yemeni revolution on two wheels.
06/09/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: Love and Art

This week, we play a story about motherhood from Joyce Maynard. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. Host: Jodi Powell Storyteller: Joyce Maynard
02/09/2222m 14s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City

In this hour, we present audio from a great live show. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, and the live event was hosted by CJ Hunt. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Micaela Blei Nathan Englander Barbara Bowie
30/08/2253m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Facing Off and Facing Up

In this hour, stories about standing up for yourself. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Harjas Singh Antoinette Marie Williams Rachel Cain Michael Donovan Eddy Laughter
23/08/2253m 28s

25 Years of Stories: Seven Deadly Sins

This week, we take a look back at a magical Moth live show. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Live Host: Andy Borowitz Storytellers: Zeroboy explores gluttony in audio. Erica Jong gets a meat and fish delivery from an ex. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Katie Sanderson, who ran The Young Lions program in 2006, and later came to work with us at The Moth.
19/08/2224m 44s

The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence - Too Much, Too Little?

In this hour, stories about puffing yourself up. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Aleeza Kazmi Dante Jackson David Crabb Sam Shepard Sarah Lee Nakintu
16/08/2253m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Facing the Music - Stories About Coming to Terms

In this hour, storytellers have to face the music. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: EJR David Mary Furlong Coomer Karen Kibaara Colin Channer
09/08/2253m 27s

25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago

This week, we take a look back at our Detroit and Chicago StorySLAMs, and play two of our favorite stories from those events. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Host: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift. Jeni De La O remembers her grandmother.
05/08/2216m 52s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers

In this hour, six stories about finding kindness from an unexpected source. This episode is hosted by 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: Laura Zimmermann loses herself . . . and her stuff in Portugal. David Cole does all that he can to return to sender. Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport. Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope. Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child. Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him.
02/08/2253m 23s

The Moth Radio Hour: In Control, Or Not

In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) 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: Dame Wilburn fakes her college graduation to avoid her mother's wrath. Gabriel Woods Lamanuzzi tries to wrangle a room of 2nd graders. Tod Kelly gets carried away and confronts a bad driver. Nimisha Ladva appreciates her father's calm command in troubling times.
26/07/2253m 27s

25 Years of Stories: When The Podcast Started

This week, we learn about how this podcast got started, and play one of our favorite stories from our early days. This episode is hosted by Dan Kennedy. Host: Dan Kennedy. Storytellers: Dan Kennedy.
22/07/2228m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human

In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. 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: Cynthia Shelby Lane sets her sights on a job that’s out of this world. Lemn Sissay attempts to uncover a hidden past. Natasha Guynes desperately tries to hide her past from co-workers on The Hill. Matt Brown confronts his insecurities in an unconventional way Daniel Turpin deals with the aftermath of a split second decision.
19/07/2253m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: Growing Pains

In this episode, stories about the pains of growing up. Hosted by Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Jennifer Lubin competes for her mother's affection with an unlikely foe. Anne Stuart spends her summer break delivering the news as the switchboard operator at her local paper. After hitting a baseball for the first time, 10 year old Stephen Ferrell hopes for another miracle. Esther Ngumbi's mother catches her in a lie. Ernesto Quiñonez tries to encourage his 9-year-old daughter to be his traveling companion to Graceland.
12/07/2253m 30s

25 Years of Stories: A Look Back At The Moth Radio Hour

This week, we take a look at the origins of The Moth Radio Hour. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Viki Merrick. Host: Jay Allison and Viki Merrick Storytellers: Michaela Murphy and Buddy Vanderhoop
08/07/2240m 51s

The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass

In this episode, we have stories about people fighting for what they believe in, and finding their inner compass. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Phyllis Bowdoin fights back against a mime. Sue Steinacher goes dogsledding. Gautam Narula keeps a memory alive.
05/07/2253m 26s

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

This week, we feature two stories about people finding power within themselves. This episode is hosted by Sarah Haberman. Host: Sarah Haberman Storytellers: Sheila Calloway Susanne Schmidt
01/07/2227m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Punks, Blessings, Burlesque and Lotus Flowers

In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Eddy Laughter sees her future at her first concert. Christopher Brune-Horan finds sanctuary in an unlikely location. Louise Newton-Keogh learns an important lesson about controlling the universe. Pauline Nguyen reconciles with a harbinger of fear. Denise Bledsoe Slaughter gets a second mother when she needs it most.
28/06/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: Pride

This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy
24/06/2222m 55s

The Moth Radio Hour - Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. 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 David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father. Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter. Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns. Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example. Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally. Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.
21/06/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth

This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. Host: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Alvin Hall
17/06/2218m 22s

The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

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. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him. Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding. Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce. Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.
14/06/2253m 2s

25 Years of Stories: Truth

This week, we hear a discussion about truth in storytelling. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storyteller: Dorothy Storck Discussion: Kate Tellers, Sarah Austin Jenness, Jenifer Hixson
10/06/2231m 2s

The Moth Radio Hour: Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary

A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. This episode 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 Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself. Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television. Tony Hendra gets inspiration from a surprising source. Jeffery Rudell's honesty with his parents fails to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they taught him to value. Wanda Bullard's father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.
07/06/2253m 28s

Bodily Autonomy

This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Robin Utz Jill Chenault If you are interested in more stories that spotlight these issues – through the experiences of those who lived them – visit themoth.org for an extended playlist.
03/06/2227m 10s

The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels

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 Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences. Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history. Morely McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City. Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.
31/05/2253m 29s

The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts

In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Brandon Grant Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist. Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body. While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art. Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.
24/05/2253m 30s

25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman

This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storyteller: Neil Gaiman Interviewer: Catherine Burns
20/05/2223m 32s

The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea

In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math. Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.
17/05/2253m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn

In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke. Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous. Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides. Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play. Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.
10/05/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron. Host: Sara Barron Storytellers: Catherine Brophy Charlotte Mooney The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go
06/05/2220m 13s

The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. 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: Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university. Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other. Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure. Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.
03/05/2253m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story

In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. This episode 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: Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother.  Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain. Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.
26/04/2253m 30s

25 Years of Stories: Community

This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall
22/04/2224m 53s

The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. 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: Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson. Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own. Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.
19/04/2253m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Wisdom of Elders

In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone. Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th grade eacher. Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway. Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.
12/04/2253m 30s

25 Years of Stories: Giving and Receiving Love

This week, we feature two stories about love. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Host: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kimberly Gotches, Alex Campbell
08/04/2219m 13s

The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises

In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. 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: Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge. Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood. Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran. Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation.
05/04/2253m 30s

The Moth Radio Hour: Keep Calm and Carry On

In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged pursuit of one's dreams. 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: 8-year-old Sara Jonsson realizes her new toy is more responsibility than she bargained for. Mike Maloch has to face his fears on the job. Samira Sahebi has an unexpected visit to the ER. Beth Bradley inches toward a breaking point near the end a 14k hike up a mountain in Colorado. Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador.
29/03/2253m 26s

25 Years of Stories: Finding Power

This week, we feature two stories about power - who gets it, who wields it, and what it takes to find it. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. Host: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Lyralen Kaye, Phyllis Omido To find out more about Phyllis Omido’s work, check out her NGO The Center for Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action - centerforjgea.com To find out more about Lyralen Kaye's social justice theater and film go to anothercountryproductions.com
25/03/2222m 57s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories

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. Hosted by: George Dawes Green Storytellers: Edgar Oliver sets the mood in Greenwood Cemetery. Sheri Holman is convinced a curse has latched onto her family and life. Larry Kerr concocts a plan for love amidst the rage of war. Anoush Froundjian parts from her reserved lifestyle to see how the other half lives.
22/03/2253m 24s

The Moth Radio Hour: Attitude Adjustments

In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Frank O'Keefe takes us inside the world of the New York City Sanitation Department. Julia Bucci can't use her usual academic approach when confronted with a matter of the heart. Ayisha Irfan finds herself in the awkward role of the "office Muslim." On the night of Obama's election, Maxie Jones witnesses change on the streets of Harlem.
15/03/2253m 26s

25 Years of Stories: Critical Crash

This week, remembering a very special storyteller. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storyteller: T. Dixon
11/03/2218m 28s

The Moth Radio Hour: Global Stories of Women and Girls

In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her mother has bigger ideas; a teenager's failing sight is revealed during a game of kickball; and a woman smites down her enemies. Those stories and more. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Fatou Wurie. Storytellers: Mary Hamilton gets married to an unconventional man. Esther Ngumbi hides an act of defiance from her mother. Jon Howe re-commits to his ailing wife. Emely Recinos struggles with her diminishing eye-sight. Anne Moraa reveals her true self during a traffic jam in Nairobi. Fatou Wurie recognizes her grandmother’s impact on her life during a trip to Sierra Leone.
08/03/2253m 26s

The Moth Radio Hour: If the Shoe Fits

In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, some comfortable kicks. 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 Hixon. Storytellers: Edgar Ruiz Jr. needs new sneakers while visiting his father in Puerto Rico. Satori Shakoor dresses up for a job interview but doesn't really want the job. Isabelle Raphael finds herself in a pinch when she drops her keys down the elevator shaft. Sufian Zhemetov is pulled into a discussion on religion while shoe shopping. Stacy Miller's new daughter needs new shoes. Munjen Ng and his classmate pursue careers in design.
01/03/2253m 28s

25 Years of Stories: Lost in Their Eyes

This week, discovering your inner beauty. Plus, a conversation with some very special guests This episode is hosted by Devan Sandiford. Host: Devan Sandiford Storyteller: Devan Sandiford
25/02/2216m 41s

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth

A special episode live from Portsmouth. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn and Jay Allison Storytellers: Catherine Palmer, Joe Lentini, Elizabeth Browning
22/02/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: All About Perspective

This week, we’re going to keep pretty quiet about the theme. This episode is hosted by Phyllis Bowdwin. Host: Phyllis Bowdwin Storytellers: Cathy Gasiorowicz, Janet Clarke:
18/02/2218m 41s

The Moth Radio Hour: In The Name of Love

In this hour, stories about everyone’s favorite subject - love. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Host: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Suzie Afridi, Dan Larsen, Gabrielle Shea, Jim Obergefell
15/02/2253m 31s

The Moth Radio Hour: Lost and Found

In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. This episode 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. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers - Ross Jessop searches Montana's Lolo National Forest for a missing baby. Christine Gentry hides a secret from significant others. Gregory Pereira finds family in an unexpected place. New Yorker Aaron Wolfe's wife gets a job in Boston. Joseph Gallo receives a gift from a dying friend.
08/02/2253m 27s

The Moth Radio Hour: A Place at the Family Table

In this hour, finding one's place among family. Caregivers, care recipients, and stewards of cremains. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Host: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Swapna Kakani, Roz Chast, Zellia Enjoli Tatiana, Adam Wade
01/02/2253m 24s

25 Years of Stories: A Family Legacy

This week, connecting with your faith, and going to prom. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Host: Jon Goode Storytellers: Tia Valeria, Eddy Laughter
28/01/2220m 58s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things

In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Host: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Daniel Heuman, Navreet Chawla, Ashok Ramasubramanian, Cathy Olkin
25/01/2253m 21s

The Moth Radio Hour: When Time Slows Down

In this hour, stories about places frozen in time, memories preserved, and seemingly interminable moments. A small town, public transportation, an archeological site, and a car with character. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Host: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Scott Gravatt, Nimisha Ladva, Norman Lear, Dylon Killian, Hannah Morris
18/01/2253m 29s

25 Years of Stories: New Year, New Goals

This week, finding yourself in a CATastrophic situation. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storyteller: Sarah Bunger
14/01/2212m 35s

The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong

In this hour, stories about looking for home. A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home foreclosures; a science project goes haywire; and finding peace at a silent retreat. 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: Lauren Weedman, Vin Shambry, Flora Diaz, Jon Jay Read, Michelle Oberholzter
11/01/2253m 32s

The Moth Radio Hour: Underpinning

In this hour, stories of tradition, codes, regulations — and breaking them wide open. A foul-mouthed boater, a long-forgotten toy car, and a foray to Florida. 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: Michael Steinberg, Sam James, Frimet Goldberger
04/01/2253m 31s

Some Kind of Wonderful: Jessica Ribera and Dean Rudoy

This week, two stories about searching and finding. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. Hosted by: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Jessica Ribera, Dean Rudoy
31/12/2117m 4s

The Moth Radio Hour Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves

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 boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Taylor Negron, Simon Doonan, Ophira Eisenberg, Mark Redmond
28/12/2153m 46s

The Moth Radio Hour: Mirror Mirror on the Wall

In this hour, stories of reflection and recognition. The army, dance class, and family reunions. 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: Ray Christian, Martha Wegner, Laura Gilbert, Trevor Nourse, Sejal Pachisia
21/12/2153m 30s

The Grinch Rides Again: Mary Gaitskill

This week, a story for everyone who might feel just a little grinchy around the holidays. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Michelle Jalowski. Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski Storyteller: Mary Gaitskill
17/12/2122m 1s

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth StorySLAM

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City. 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: John Dubuc, Leah Benson, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Tom Herndon, Caitlin Myer, David Sampliner, Tara Clancy
14/12/2153m 2s
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