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 Radio Hour: Hear Me Roar
In this hour, stories of female strength. Mothers you don't mess with and women, who stick to their guns (and goals). This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Kathleen Turner, Cola Rum, Rhonda Williams, Rhonda Sternberg, Chantal Lyons, Amanda Gorman
Pride 2021 - I Want the World to Know: Sejal & Michael Buonocore
In this special Pride episode, two not-so-simple stories of coming out. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. To see the extras from this episode, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. You can check out Michael Buonocore’s brand new podcast, The First Michael, now - wherever you listen to podcasts.
Storytellers: Sejal, Michael Buonocore
The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast
In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman.
The Moth Radio Hour: To Thine Own Self Be True
In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate means of self-expression, and the pub that serves as a home for a band of experimental musicians. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show.
Storytellers: Eric Thomas, Renita Walls, Haley Dunning, Heidi stuber, Joe Jackson
Planting Roots: Andrew Mude
This week, a story about losing and finding home with a story from The Moth's Global Program. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode.
Storyteller: Andrew Mude
The Moth Radio Hour: Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies
A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day. Storytellers: Dan Souza, Gil Reyes, Karen Duffin, Sarah Bunger, and Sam Dingman.
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Thank you for sharing
…that’s all I can say. I learn through other people’s experiences and definitely appreciate the raw vulnerability that Moth speakers put forward. The format is easy on the ears.
Great stories presented well. Overall a great show. There is nothing jarring about the music.
There are many better options
As a long time listener and live show attendee, I’ve supported The Moth because of the real and unscripted stories people shared. Every episode or show it would be a mystery as to who and what we were going to hear, and whether sad or uplifting, we knew the journey would at least take us somewhere new.
But with the evolution of the show, the the liberal bias of the production has become so skewed that the content selected from producers seems nothing more than a tired, contrived slant on a narrative - exactly the thing I came to The Moth to get away from.
After hearing a forced “free” promotion for something call the Confessional podcast embedded into an episode, I realized I had enough of this homogenized, unoriginal content and will unsubscribe. It’s not the storytellers - I’ve been to several live shows and they are as wonderful and inspiring as ever - it’s the production of the show and its capitulation to what probably amounts to nothing more than better numbers.
Bottom line, The Moth has enough daring to repeatedly diminish and ridicule anyone or anything even daring to espouse conservative or religious values, but doesn’t have the conviction to actually make a stance on where they stand, which I would at least have respect for. If you really want new, original content that comes across unapologetically raw and unbent (without awkwardly trying to feel ‘edgy’), then I recommend listening to Risk, a much better podcast.