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.
Extra Apocalypses: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch
On this episode of The Moth podcast, we’re reairing a treasured episode from our archives. It’s all about different types of apocalypses. And just a reminder -- if you'd like to listen to our 25 year library of Moth stories, check out our story archive at the moth dot org, just click the stories banner.
Also, The Moth's spinoff podcast Grown is up for a Signal award. If you haven't listened to Grown before, check it out, it's filled with stories all about growing up, and if you have listened, we'd love for you to vote for it for the Signal Awards. Just go to vote.signalaward.com and vote for Grown in the categories of Best Co-Host Team and Best Emerging Podcast.
Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it's still not the end of the world.
Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius.
The Moth Radio Hour: After the Fall
In this hour, stories of healing. Moving through loss, unexpected sources of comfort, and bonds forged in grief. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this show.
Betsy Lamberson's dream life abroad takes a tragic turn.
Teenage Samuel Blackman reconsiders his devotion to his faith.
Paige Cornwell finds solace at Victoria's Secret.
Amarantha Robinson finds a way to reframe a traumatic experience.
Esther Messe finds that her personal version of Simon Says is more than just a game.
An unimaginable loss changes the relationship between Bill Hall and his wife.
It’s Magic: Micaela Blei and Anthony Griffith
We experience magic in different forms. This episode is hosted by Moth director Jodi Powell.
Micaela Blei becomes friends with a magician and wants something more.
Anthony Griffith navigates life with his single mom.
The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go
In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
Chris Foley inherits his family's male pattern baldness.
Caridad De La Luz contends with her father's baggage.
Andrew McGill discovers his people though the card game Yu-Gi-Oh.
Patricia Brennan describes being married to a Vietnam veteran.
Michael VonAllmen works to let go of his hate after his wrongful conviction.
The Moth Radio Hour: The Hot Seat
Aerial antics, magic tricks, and unwelcome rescue missions. In this hour, stories of momentous decisions, massive undertakings, and opportunities with no second chances. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
In an attempt to be Maverick (from Top Gun), Will Mackin goes to Navy Flight School.
Siegfried Tieber gets hooked on magic.
Samantha Mathis goes on a mission to bring her father home.
Different Ways of Learning: Adrienne Lotson and Lopaka Kapanui
Peabody-award winning journalist Chenjerai Kumanyika hosts an episode which explores all the learning that takes place outside the classroom.
Adrienne Lotson shares the stories her father told her about Harlem
Lopaka Kapanui learns some lessons from his mother about the legacies we leave behind
I enjoy these stories……Glad to have some positive media to listen to you while I’m working. Makes my time fly by. Thank you……
A chat on the stoop about the black community and swimming
I am a regular, happy listener of The Moth. I'm also 51, white, and I was raised in the south. We had segregated swimming, and I was raised with the certainty that Black people didn't swim because they didn't have the same buoyancy as white people. I really appreciated this episode. I appreciated learning the facts about how black bodies swim just as well as white bodies, but that there are historical prejudices that kept the Black community from developing swimming skills. I especially appreciated the commentary about black women's hair care and swimming. Thank you for bringing this episode to me. I learned a lot.