221 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.

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    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 22.8K 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: Culture Clash

    The Moth Radio Hour: Culture Clash

    In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of this show.

    Hosted by: Jay Allison

    Jason Kordelos goes on a cruise to nowhere.

    Cheech Marin tries to make sense of his new life in a new place.

    Prachi Mehta is shocked by America's obsession with pets.

    Marne Litfin finds that they have unexpected responsibilities while working at a Quaker camp.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Funny Ha Ha

    25 Years of Stories: Funny Ha Ha

    This week, we hear standup and a story from Meg Ferrill. Plus, we examine the links between comedy and storytelling. If you want to learn more about storytelling, pick up our book “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.” This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

    Storytellers:

    Meg Ferrill

    Interviewed Comedians:

    Meg Ferrill

    Ophira Eisenberg

    Hari Kondabolu

    Mike Birbiglia

    • 26 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults

    The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults

    This week on The Moth Radio Hour, stories about being young. 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:

    Muthoni Garland

    Joann Kielar

    Moses Storm

    Laura Gilbert

    Diamante Ortiz

    Christine Gentry

    Javier Morillo

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Like Cats and Dogs

    The Moth Radio Hour: Like Cats and Dogs

    In this hour, stories about our fuzzy little friends. Hosted by Alastair Bane. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Hosted by: Alistair Bane

    Storytellers:

    Catherine Palmer

    Jitesh Jaggi

    Beth Bradley

    Lisa Schuldt

    Katie Vaca

    Patrick Cleary

    Linda Fontanilla

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: A Love Note to Salman Rushdie

    25 Years of Stories: A Love Note to Salman Rushdie

    This week, we play a story from Salman Rushdie, a treasured member of The Moth family. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode.

    Host: Jon Goode

    Storyteller: Salman Rushdie

    • 18 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye

    The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye

    In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Hosted by: Meg Bowles

    Storytellers:

    Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

    Courtney Antonioli questions her marriage, but not her love.

    Becca Stevens loses her son’s childhood and childhood pet to time.

    Michael Such plans for his last moment.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.8K Ratings

22.8K Ratings

PodFan032021 ,

Touching stories

This podcast has the power to make you laugh, cry, and see so many sides of humanity.

Shoot.for.the.moon ,

All the Feels

The Moth has been a favorite podcast and NPR show of mine for many many years. Living on my own during the pandemic, I would listen to it when I needed a sense of human connection because their stories always touch my heart.

Salem Nyx ,

My dad LOVES this podcast

I’ve introduced my 96 year old dad to the world of podcasts and this by far his favorite. (I love it too)
We sit and listen together, it reminds him of his youth sitting around the radio with family.
The format is wonderful for him, holds his interest, and brings many nods, smiles, and laughs.

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