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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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PRX

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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.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Denver Battle of the SLAMs

12/12/2017
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On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a young boy learns all about sex (kind of).

Duration: 00:42:47


Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering

12/5/2017
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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 […]

Duration: 00:53:52


World AIDs Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane

11/28/2017
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In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDs Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDs. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

Duration: 00:32:33


The Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted

11/21/2017
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Repodcast: A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps the FBI capture America’s Most Wanted. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison […]

Duration: 00:53:35


The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston

11/7/2017
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A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family. Hosted by The Moth […]

Duration: 01:00:48


On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

10/31/2017
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Get your running shoes on, because on today’s episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Storytellers: Steve Clark and Megan McNally Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Duration: 00:17:10


The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things

10/24/2017
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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. To see photos from this episode visit: TheMoth.org Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced […]

Duration: 00:52:00


The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

10/17/2017
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A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison […]

Duration: 00:51:58


The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

10/10/2017
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A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses the impact of her son’s life. To see photos from this week’s episode visit: […]

Duration: 03:36:31


Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair

10/3/2017
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A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.

Duration: 00:35:12


The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling

9/26/2017
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A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical camp in Syria. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

Duration: 00:53:56


Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up!

9/19/2017
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Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander

Duration: 00:16:21


Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops

9/12/2017
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A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother. Storyteller: Jim Giaccone

Duration: 00:19:29


The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

9/5/2017
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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 Producer, Meg Bowles. […]

Duration: 00:53:30


Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

8/29/2017
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Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna. Storytellers: Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

Duration: 00:22:36


The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie

8/22/2017
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A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi. To view photos or to read more from this episode, visit TheMoth.org Storyteller: Barbara Collins Bowie Host: CJ Hunt

Duration: 00:15:17


500th Episode Special

8/15/2017
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On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting. Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Erin Barker, Kate Braestrup, and Taylor […]

Duration: 00:57:33


The Moth Radio Hour: Where We Belong

8/8/2017
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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 Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. […]

Duration: 00:53:01


Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie

8/1/2017
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Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother but can’t escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride. Storytellers: Robert Sherer and Ann Jankie.

Duration: 00:15:10


Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch

7/25/2017
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In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it’s still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius. Storytellers: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch.

Duration: 00:22:40

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