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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

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


The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators

7/18/2017
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In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; from meetings with Colonels to dances with Hephzibah. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of […]

Duration: 00:54:53


The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small

7/11/2017
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A man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced […]

Duration: 00:55:03


On The Line: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates & Samuel Leighton-Dore

7/4/2017
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A woman on a blind-date sees (and feels) the light, and a young boy tries to send a message but gets some wires crossed. Two stories in this episode of The Moth all about putting yourself on the line and risking it all. Storytellers: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates, and Samuel Leighton-Dore.

Duration: 00:16:16


Stories of Pride: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear & Gil Reyes

6/27/2017
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Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, being whatever. Kiri Bear learns that some bonds are stronger biology. And Gil Reyes receives the best gift ever from the love of his life. Storytellers: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear, and Gil Reyes. There are so many stories and shades of pride within the LGBTQIA+ community, […]

Duration: 00:28:42


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

6/20/2017
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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 […]

Duration: 00:53:16


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

6/13/2017
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In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex. And a pragmatic idealist learns to listen deeply. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive […]

Duration: 00:52:52


Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor

6/6/2017
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20 years ago, to the day, was The Moth’s first-ever storytelling event. To celebrate we’re sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her family tree and ancestors’ past. Storyteller: Vy Higginsen

Duration: 00:16:32


The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Oops: Blunders Large and Small

5/30/2017
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A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom returns from a trip to India; an online shopping session goes awry; and a college student is drawn into the civil rights movement. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by […]

Duration: 00:53:50


The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations

5/23/2017
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A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. 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: Aaron Naparsteck, Ann Daniels, and […]

Duration: 00:53:04


The Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017

5/16/2017
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A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother’s deathbed, and a man finds a mother’s love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). […]

Duration: 00:52:43


Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song

5/9/2017
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A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.

Duration: 00:20:14

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