210 episodes

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.

The Moth The Moth

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 1.1K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass

    The Moth Radio Hour: Inner Compass

    In this episode, we have stories about people fighting for what they believe in, and finding their inner compass. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

    Storytellers:

    Phyllis Bowdoin fights back against a mime.

    Sue Steinacher goes dogsledding.

    Gautam Narula keeps a memory alive.

    • 53 min
    Resilience in the Face of Adversity

    Resilience in the Face of Adversity

    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

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

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

    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 reconciles with a harbinger of fear.

    Denise Bledsoe Slaughter gets a second mother when she needs it most.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Pride

    25 Years of Stories: Pride

    This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen.

    Host: Larry Rosen

    Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy

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

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

    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 inherits his love of music from his father.

    Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter.

    Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns.

    Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example.

    Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally.

    Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth

    25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth

    This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust.

    Host: Suzanne Rust

    Storyteller: Alvin Hall

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Lloydsta ,

One of the best Podcasts on the a planet.

This is so amazingly produced and developed with such empathic, intelligent and articulate people.

Hmmmfff ,

Time to sign off

I have been a Moth listener off and on for several years. After a extended period of not listening, I decided to give it another try in the hope that the preoccupation with left wing / ‘woke’ issues may have disappeared, or at least dissipated.
Sadly, that hasn’t been my experience, indeed it seems to have become worse. Transgender, moslem and other woke issues, are of no interest to me . . especially when accompanied ( as they so often seem to be ) with derision of anything vaguely Christian.
So, I’ve decided the time has come to devote my podcast listening time to something more up-lifting.
Thank you.

RobF_CBR ,

Love it!

I have not heard a story I didn't enjoy or get something to take away.

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