209 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 • 21.7K 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.

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    The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood

    The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood

    A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher’s kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. Storytellers: Neil Gaiman, Christian Garland, Wilson Portorreal, and Ishmael Beah.  

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Life's a Mystery

    The Moth Radio Hour: Life's a Mystery

    This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journalist undercover in North Korea, and more. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Chloe Salmon

    Storytellers: Michelle Castellano, Alexandra Rosas, Annie Share, Adam Bottner, Suki Kim

    • 53 min
    20 Years Later: Nancy Mahl

    20 Years Later: Nancy Mahl

    This week, we're observing the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a touching story from our archive. Hear how our storyteller, Nancy Mahl, reflects on this story 20 years later. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust.

    For years, The Moth’s Community Program worked with the tour guides at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on true personal stories. To hear them, visit the museum in lower Manhattan.

    Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

    Storyteller: Nancy Mahl

    • 16 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

    The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

    A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses the impact of her son’s life. To see photos from this week’s episode visit: […]

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

    The Moth Radio Hour: Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

    Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New York City to a lonely road in West Virginia, these stories go places you won't see coming. This episode is hosted by regular Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jon Goode

    Storytellers: John Mack Freeman, Aydrea Walden, Jon Goode, Sofija Stefanovic, Ijeoma Oluo

    • 53 min
    Fashion Forward: Jonathan Mannheim & Evan Watts

    Fashion Forward: Jonathan Mannheim & Evan Watts

    This week, two stories about style. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

    Storytellers: Jonathan Mannheim, Evan Watts

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21.7K Ratings

21.7K Ratings

cheddargoldfish ,

Best of the Best

Doesn’t get much better than The Moth. Unique stories, unique people, unique perspectives. I can’t get enough.

BeckyLou1983 ,

Beautiful storytelling

Moth stories cover all of the bases: they make me laugh, cry, get angry, and learn (and more!). Sometimes I can’t even listen to them if I’m emotionally tired because I know that these stories will poke into my heart and rattle things loose. Some stories are so hilarious or beautiful that I find myself thinking about them later and then I end up circling back to relisten.

hallejade555 ,

Amazing

How could you not love the moth??? Real stories told by real people. So much variety, and many stories have moved me to tears, or to laughing out loud! I’d recommend to everyone!

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