213 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 • 70 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: When the World Shifts

    The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts

    In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Brandon Grant

    Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist.

    Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body.

    While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art.

    Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman

    25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman

    This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

    Host: Michelle Jalowski

    Storyteller: Neil Gaiman

    Interviewer: Catherine Burns

    • 23 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea

    The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea

    In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

    Hosted by: Jay Allison

    Storytellers:

    James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery.

    Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics

    Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math.

    Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn

    The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn

    In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jon Goode

    Storytellers:

    Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke.

    Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous.

    Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides.

    Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play.

    Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

    25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

    This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron.

    Host: Sara Barron

    Storytellers:

    Catherine Brophy

    Charlotte Mooney

    The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go

    • 20 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

    The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

    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 Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

    Storytellers:

    Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university.

    Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

    Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

    Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

tarsilakruse ,

Incredible stories

True incredible stories told as remembered by the tellers. Sometimes funny other times touching, always amazing.

Mother.Bird ,

Love. Love. Love it

One of my favourite podcasts. The stories never fail to make me laugh, or cry, or be amazed.

Nanie Hurley ,

Great

This is a great podcast! It’s so nice to listen to all kinds of stories told my all kinds of people.

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