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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.
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New York, NY

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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.

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@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

12/11/2018
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A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother. Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Hasan Minhaj, Catherine Smyka, Mel Dockery, Jeremy...

Duration:00:54:24

The Moth Radio Hour: Two Weddings and a Prison Break

12/4/2018
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Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and mother; a college drop out finds himself in the unlikeliest of places and a young woman sets out to sabotage the wedding of the man she loves. Hosted by The Moth's Curatorial Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Simon Doonan, Marie Walsh, Carlos Kotkin, Jill...

Duration:00:51:25

World AIDS Day: Shakirah Namwanje & Jamie Brickhouse

11/30/2018
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2018 is the year Nelson Mandela would have turned 100. This episode is dedicated to the values he fought for: promoting equity, community service, education for all, and to the ongoing fight to end HIV/AIDS. Jamie experiences prejudice from his dental hygienist when she learns he has HIV. Traumatized after learning of her HIV status, Shakirah comes to recognize the support system that had grown around her. And a word of caution: Shakirah’s story involves mention of physical...

Duration:00:17:51

The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

11/27/2018
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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. Storytellers: Joshua Blau, Navrioska Mateo, Faith Salie, Sherman “OT” Powell Sponsored by: www.mrsfields.com/ www.theglenlivet.com/moth www.gillette.com/ www.bostonbeer.com/

Duration:00:53:16

Dinner with Wonder Woman: Adam Linn

11/23/2018
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Adam Linn discovers the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Storyteller: Adam Linn Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.mrsfields.com/ www.theglenlivet.com/moth www.gillette.com/ www.bostonbeer.com/

Duration:00:16:30

The Moth Radio Hour: Ionesco, Voodoo and Therapy

11/20/2018
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A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get to the Superbowl, and a man starts to believe his psychiatrist is a real flirt. 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: Michael Rips, Ava K. Jones, Andy Christie. Sponsored...

Duration:00:54:11

The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory

11/13/2018
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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, Dylan Park, Franny Civitano, and Jerry Neal. Sponsored...

Duration:00:54:46

A Feline Roamer: Jaed Coffin

11/9/2018
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Jaed Coffin becomes an unlikely cat dad when his daughter and wife encourage him to adopt. Storyteller: Jaed Coffin Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by:

Duration:00:17:21

The Moth Radio Hour: Deer Meat, Dance Moves, and Motherhood

11/6/2018
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A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruption during a beloved poker game in Georgia, and a little boy’s dreamy childhood comes to a screeching halt on a North Carolina highway. 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: Joyce Maynard, George Dawes Green, and Kevin...

Duration:00:54:26

Give Me Liberty: Sue Schmidt & Robin Utz

11/2/2018
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In this episode, two stories of strong and courageous women. Sue Schmidt bangs to a thunderous beat of her own making. Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love. And a special note from Robin. She writes: I would love to give a shoutout to my best friend and husband, Jim, our families, and all of our amazing friends and family that really carried us through this experience - from Internet infertility communities to friends we hadn't spoken to in years that came out of...

Duration:00:25:09

The Moth Radio Hour: Motherlove, Money, and War

10/30/2018
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A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time, best-selling author Jamaica Kincaid is sent to live with her aunt after the birth of her little brother, and award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends years covering war. Storytellers: Josh Axelrad, Jamaica Kincaid, and Sebastian Junger. Originally podcasted: 8/18/2015 Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:53:42

From The Beyond: Eleanor McLeod & Bryan Kett

10/26/2018
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On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod witnesses a mysterious creature that goes bump in the middle of the night, and Bryan Kett pledges a sacrifice for the ages. Storytellers: Eleanor McLeod and Bryan Kett. Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:16:06

The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

10/23/2018
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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. Storytellers: Omar Qureshi, Kari Adams, Donna Otter, and Trystan Reese. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:54:17

The Moth Radio Hour: The Places We Tell Our Stories

10/16/2018
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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. Storytellers: Edgar Oliver, Sheri Holman, Larry Kerr, and Anoush Froundjian. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:53:45

The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels

10/9/2018
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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. Storytellers: R. Eric Thomas, Annie Tan, Morley McBride, and Warren Dahlin. Sponsored by: www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:53:50

The Moth Radio Hour: Disney, Racecars, and Red Sox

10/2/2018
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In this episode from the Moth archives a comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a young man doesn't let his lack of eyesight restrict his mobility. 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: Jessi Klein, Joe Limone, Alison Minami, and Ryan Knighton. Originally podcasted:...

Duration:00:51:31

The Moth Radio Hour: Astronauts, Family Tree, and Drips

9/25/2018
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A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery about a neighbor, and astronaut Michael J. Massimino details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Originally podcasted: 8/6/2013 Storytellers: Andrew Solomon, Marika Hughes, and Mike Massimino Sponsored...

Duration:00:53:08

Travel Tales: Reza Jalali & Emily Matuzek

9/21/2018
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In this second podcast episode featuring stories all about transformative travel, we'll hear from Reza Jalali and Emily Matuzek. Reza Jalali *returns to an unfamiliar home that's been ravaged by war. *Emily Matuzek gets ready to leave the nest, but not before she gets a few test runs in first. Sponsored by: AFAR Magazine www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth www.squarespace.com/Moth www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

Duration:00:23:57

The Moth Radio Hour: Stepchild, Big Brother, Mugshot

9/18/2018
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Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a teenager rebels after her brother is disowned. 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.

Duration:00:51:22

Travel Tales: Emma John & T. Richard Corcoran

9/14/2018
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In this special podcast episode, stories all about the transformative qualities of travel. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and this week we'll hear from Emma John and T. Richard Corcoran. Emma John brings a friend's young daughter on a trip to rekindle the magic of Venice. T. Richard Corcoran undergoes a test physical and courageous fortitude while cycling to raise funds for AIDS. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: AFAR...

Duration:00:24:19