213 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 • 22.7K 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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence - Too Much, Too Little?

    The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence - Too Much, Too Little?

    In this hour, stories about puffing yourself up. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Catherine Burns

    Storytellers:

    Aleeza Kazmi

    Dante Jackson

    David Crabb

    Sam Shepard

    Sarah Lee Nakintu

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Facing the Music - Stories About Coming to Terms

    The Moth Radio Hour: Facing the Music - Stories About Coming to Terms

    In this hour, storytellers have to face the music. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Suzanne Rust

    Storytellers:

    EJR David

    Mary Furlong Coomer

    Karen Kibaara

    Colin Channer

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago

    25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago

    This week, we take a look back at our Detroit and Chicago StorySLAMs, and play two of our favorite stories from those events. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn.

    Host: Dame Wilburn

    Storytellers:

    Grace Topinka tries to learn stick shift.

    Jeni De La O remembers her grandmother.

    • 16 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers

    The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers

    In this hour, six stories about finding kindness from an unexpected source. This episode is hosted by 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:

    Laura Zimmermann loses herself . . . and her stuff in Portugal.

    David Cole does all that he can to return to sender.

    Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport.

    Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope.

    Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child.

    Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: In Control, Or Not

    The Moth Radio Hour: In Control, Or Not

    In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

    Storytellers:

    Dame Wilburn fakes her college graduation to avoid her mother's wrath.

    Gabriel Woods Lamanuzzi tries to wrangle a room of 2nd graders.

    Tod Kelly gets carried away and confronts a bad driver.

    Nimisha Ladva appreciates her father's calm command in troubling times.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: When The Podcast Started

    25 Years of Stories: When The Podcast Started

    This week, we learn about how this podcast got started, and play one of our favorite stories from our early days. This episode is hosted by Dan Kennedy.

    Host: Dan Kennedy.

    Storytellers: Dan Kennedy.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.7K Ratings

22.7K Ratings

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lol and weep

Incredible stories form real life. We’re talking real life and compassionate storytelling. Kickback and enjoy.

Grammie to the world ,

Real Life is Better than Fiction

This is one of my top 3 podcasts. I sometimes listen twice!! I love hearing of our shared humanity. I just sent “The Kindness of Strangers” to a sister-friend. This episode challenged me to collect memories of the kindness of strangers in my life. A great Touchstone.
Thank you for creating and posting this life affirming Podcast. 🥰

Gregarian1 ,

Love this show!

Always absorbing and thought provoking. One of my favorite podcasts!

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