215 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 • 142 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

    Moth Uninterrupted: Where There's Smoke

    Moth Uninterrupted: Where There's Smoke

    Since you're a subscriber to The Moth Uninterrupted on Apple Podcasts, we'll be giving you exclusive bonus content every so often. Here's an older episode, straight from our archives, just for you all. Enjoy, and tell your friends to subscribe to The Moth Uninterrupted on Apple Podcasts.
    The storyteller in this episode was Jenifer Hixson, and the original host was Dan Kennedy.

    The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

    The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

    In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.Storytellers:Surgeon Anthony Chin-Quee finds himself in over his head during his first day on call.Despite protests from friends and family, Nancy French marries a man she barely knows.Wilderness guide Monte Montepare takes inexperienced hikers on a glacier expedition

    • 53 min
    The Moth Podcast: River City

    The Moth Podcast: River City

    On this episode, two stories from the Louisville StorySLAMs.

    Host: Alex Román Peters

    Storytellers:

    Ethan Sweetland-May learns about hunting from his grandfather

    Trevor Nourse gets lost in a cave

    If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    • 19 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

    The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

    In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script.

    Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur.

    Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Object of Desire

    The Moth Radio Hour: Object of Desire

    In this hour, stories of the things we hold dear—kitchen staples, family heirlooms, and an important soccer ball. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Mark Lamb loses a beloved skillet that has been seasoned by generations of his family.

    Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey goes to great lengths to obtain a toaster.

    Trina Michelle Robinson creates her own family heirlooms.

    As a kid, Viviana Infante is determined to find love.

    Amana Mbise's life is changed, thanks to a soccer ball.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Podcast: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    The Moth Podcast: Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    The crack of the bat! The smell of hot dogs! The towering home runs! In celebration of Opening Day, we've got two stories about America's Past-time.

    Host: Larry Rosen

    Storytellers:

    Joseph Gallo learns about his father, and about baseball.

    Muneesh Jain travels to every baseball stadium in the country.

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

ejalltime ,

Brilliant

Best podcast. I look forward to listening every week, it makes me feel connected

Chfdoctor ,

Love it!

Thanks for being stories alive! Hey NZ peeps reviewing— check out The Death Dialogues Project podcast and page. We are creating stories surrounding death in NZ. Was so awesome to find this podcast just when we were pondering the 5 minute story. Thanks for lighting the way The Moth!!!

Mermaid x. ,

My absolute FAVOURITE

This podcast is my faves. It makes me want to try and start a moth organisation down here in New Zealand!

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