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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 Moth Radio Hour: In The Name Of Love

2/13/2018
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In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes to appreciate his roots; a love song becomes a love story; and a man battles the law to protect his husband’s legacy. Hosted by The […]

Duration:00:50:51

The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults

2/6/2018
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In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Muthoni Garland, Joann Kielar, Moses Storm, Laura […]

Duration:00:52:03

Culture and Legacy: Mmachi Dimoriaku & Sharif El-Mekki

2/2/2018
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Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name, and Sharif El-Mekki walks in the shadow of his parents. Storytellers: Mmachi Dimoriaku and Sharif El-Mekki

Duration:00:14:58

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dublin

1/30/2018
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A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra inches of height, a Fulbright Scholar confronts a bike thief on the streets of Dublin and a nine-year old boy enters the concentration camp Bergen Belsen. […]

Duration:00:50:51

The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

1/23/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:51:56

The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises

1/16/2018
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In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The […]

Duration:00:51:59

Live from Portsmouth

1/9/2018
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In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission; a lonely girl spends her summer raising funds for the blind. The […]

Duration:00:51:54

Progress Not Perfection

1/2/2018
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On this week’s episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives. Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad. Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way. Rachel Lee puts her marketing skills to its toughest test yet. Storytellers: […]

Duration:00:22:35

The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories

12/26/2017
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In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more […]

Duration:00:54:23

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs

12/19/2017
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A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, and Mary Archbold. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is […]

Duration:00:54:27

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: The Vietnam War

11/14/2017
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In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The […]

Duration:00:53:32

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

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