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 • 22.6K 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

    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
    The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

    The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New

    In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

    Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him.

    Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding.

    Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce.

    Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.6K Ratings

22.6K Ratings

sugehoneyicedtea ,

Thank you

This podcast has and continues to get me through some hard times. It gives me hope in a seemingly more and more disconnected world. I hope it continues for many years and soon I will go see a live show 🤞🏽💜

this is not possible ,

Roe vs Wade

I have enjoyed the stories and podcast in general until recently where the podcast is being used as a one sided political tool.

I would love it if the Moth would give a voice to all sides.

Personal responsibility and “choice” is usually at the point of conception. I do believe there should be exceptions for a few limited reasons.

Remember, you can judge the character of a person by what they do for those can do nothing for them.

Seattle moth fan ,

Hands down one of my favorite podcasts.

Moth stories have made me laugh, cry and at times left me deeply moved. The courage to stand on stage in front of an audience and tell your truth is mighty.

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