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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

PRX

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

7/1/2022
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

Duration:00:24:30

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

6/28/2022
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...

Duration:00:50:21

25 Years of Stories: Pride

6/24/2022
This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy

Duration:00:20:24

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

6/21/2022
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...

Duration:00:53:07

25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth

6/17/2022
This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. Host: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Alvin Hall

Duration:00:16:38

The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

6/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:10

25 Years of Stories: Truth

6/10/2022
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

Duration:00:26:45

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

6/7/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:54

Bodily Autonomy

6/3/2022
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.

Duration:00:25:57

The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels

5/31/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:55

The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts

5/24/2022
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...

Duration:00:52:04

25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman

5/20/2022
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

Duration:00:21:55

The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea

5/17/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:31

The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn

5/10/2022
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...

Duration:00:50:43

25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

5/6/2022
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

Duration:00:20:01

The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

5/3/2022
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...

Duration:00:52:32

The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story

4/26/2022
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...

Duration:00:53:04

25 Years of Stories: Community

4/22/2022
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

Duration:00:24:27

The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

4/19/2022
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...

Duration:00:54:36

The Moth Radio Hour: The Wisdom of Elders

4/12/2022
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...

Duration:00:51:03