239 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 • 23.1K 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

    An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith

    An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith

    We hear two stories about growing up, as well as listen to a preview of The Moth’s spinoff podcast: Grown.

    Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com

    If you’re a student and want to bring Moth programming to your school, visit our website themoth.org/students. If you’re a teacher, visit themoth.org/education/teachers

    Hosted by: Devin Elise Wilson

    Storytellers:

    Mariama Diallo learns to stand up for herself, and her brother.

    PT Smith discovers the magic of reading

    • 22 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

    The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

    In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. 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:

    Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

    Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril.

    Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day.

    Sherman "OT" Powell attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Driven

    The Moth Radio Hour: Driven

    Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is hosted by Moth Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

    Storytellers:

    Juliette Holmes experiences segregation first hand as a child in Georgia.

    Tracey Crosier interviews for a radio job and gets more than she bargained for.

    Jennifer Leahy deals with the death of a patient for the first time.

    Omar Qureshi tries to show his cousin a good time when he visits the US.

    • 53 min
    Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

    Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

    On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson.

    If you want to learn more about the ongoing revolutionary movement in Iran, Mojdeh recommends following the Instagram accounts @from____Iran and @collectiveforblackiranians for information on what's happening in English.

    Storyteller: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

    • 26 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

    The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

    In this hour, stories about guts and courage. This episode is 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

    Storytellers:

    AJ Jacobs

    Aleathia Brown

    Kwong Yue Yang

    Nisha Coleman

    Leonard Lee Smith

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks

    The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks

    In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jodi Powell

    Storytellers:

    Andrew McGill learns more about his father than he bargained for.

    Aspiring primate veterinarian Estella Z Jones has a shift in perspective about her own life after seeing animals in the wild.

    Ashamed of not knowing how to ride a bike, Francesca Hays attempts to learn in secret.

    Michael Corso enters a stock car race for blind drivers.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.1K Ratings

23.1K Ratings

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Fed up

I love the podcast I just wish that every other story wasn’t about some person being oppressed and some way or another, it just seems like a common narrative in today’s society that if you’re gay or black, you must be a second class citizen. America has come so far from where it once was and there is little to no acknowledgment of this. I understand that these are people stories, and how they view the world. I wish that social media and society at large would do a better job of acknowledging our progress rather than sitting in the past. If your goal is to make people think that straight white males are evil and never going to change, you are so very close to achieving that goal!

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