The Moth-logo

The Moth

PRX

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
More Information

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

PRX

Description:

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

481 Broadway, Third Floor New York, NY 10013 (212) 742-0551


Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Language, Coins and a Proposal

7/17/2018
More
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marriage, but waits a long, long time for an answer. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers:...

Duration:00:50:58

Beyond the Stage with Tonya Scott Williams

7/13/2018
More
A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite stories to share. A successful businessman reveals his childhood dream. An expecting couple rush through an unexpected trip into the night. An online connection leads to a real-world rekindling. We'll also hear from two other listeners who...

Duration:00:30:46

The Moth Radio Hour: Grandparents, Pole Dancing, and Lust

7/10/2018
More
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. Storytellers: Steve Zimmer, Amy Rood, Jay Dixit, Robert Weinstein, and Satori Shakoor. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:51:02

The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass

7/3/2018
More
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Phyllis Bowdwin, Sue Steinacher, and Gautam Narula. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:51:27

The Windy City Home: Bill Russell & Journey Jamison

6/29/2018
More
Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking. Storytellers: Bill Russell and Journey Jamison. Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:21:38

The Moth Radio Hour: Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date

6/26/2018
More
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers, and Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right. 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.

Duration:00:52:33

The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure

6/19/2018
More
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, CJ Hunt, Blessing Digha, Lauren Thurman, and Harwood Taylor. Sponsored...

Duration:00:52:34

New Pride: Jill McDonough, Owen Lewis, and Bethany Cintron

6/15/2018
More
To celebrate Pride Month, we hear from three storytellers embarking on each of their new lives. Jill McDonough meets the girl at the rock show. Owen Lewis embraces a new moniker. Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.

Duration:00:17:34

The Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

6/12/2018
More
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life; a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world's first-ever hand transplants; and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers:...

Duration:00:53:05

David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat

6/8/2018
More
David Coven hears a poem that sticks with him for life. Terin Dickerson nurtures his art through a living canvas. David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation. Storytellers: David Coven, Terin Dickerson, and David Lepelstat. Hosted by Dan Kennedy. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:23:02

The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMs: Life and Death

6/5/2018
More
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jeff Simmermon, Tim Manley, Sofia Stefanovic, Neshama Franklin, Colin Ryan, Suzanne...

Duration:00:52:36

The Moth Radio Hour: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stalliion

5/29/2018
More
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman falls in love with an Italian Stallion. Those stories and more. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth’s Executive Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Mack Dryden, Janice Bartley, Brian Gavagan, Alexis Chin, and Lucy. Sponsored...

Duration:00:52:36

Diavian Walters & Lori Gottlieb

5/25/2018
More
Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness. Lori Gottlieb searches for the perfect donor and the whole package. Storytellers: Diavian Walters and Lori Gottlieb Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:26:57

The Moth Radio Hour: Three Chefs and a Meal

5/23/2018
More
Originally podcasted: 2/23/2016 A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. 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. Storytellers: Chris Fischer, Evan Kleiman, Abhishek Shah, and Roy Choi. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:52:24

The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs

5/15/2018
More
In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. 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. Storytellers: Gina Sampaio, Anagha Mahajan, Maxie Jones, Matty Struski, and Tony Cyprien. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:52:29

Brianna Wolfson & Richard Garriott

5/11/2018
More
A young girl navigates the pressures of living a double-life, and the limits of a man's physical vision turn into the view from space. For pictures and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storytellers: Brianna Wolfson and Richard Garriott. Hosted by Dan Kennedy. The Moth podcast is produced by Timothy Lou Ly. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:22:00

The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World

5/8/2018
More
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverley Engelman. Sponsored...

Duration:00:52:30

Three Cheers for Three Mothers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw & Alexandra Rosas

5/4/2018
More
In this special Mother’s Day episode, Donna Edwards embarks on the quest to have a child. Rachel Ollerenshaw leaves an important decision to her daughter. Alexandra Rosas learns to be a parent with the help of TV. For pictures and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storytellers: Donna Edwards, Rachel Ollerenshaw, and Alexandra Rosas. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:20:09

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Sydney

5/2/2018
More
A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of rap music, a comic’s questionable joke makes him the most hated man in Australia, and a journalist goes undercover in North Korea. Hosted by David Crabb with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Omar Musa, Dan Illic, and Suki Kim. Sponsored...

Duration:00:52:30

The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human

4/24/2018
More
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. To view photos and other extras from this episode, visit TheMoth.org. Storytellers: Cynthia Shelby Lane, Natasha Guynes, Matt Brown, and Daniel Turpin. Sponsored...

Duration:00:52:27