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.

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    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 22.4K 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: You Gone Learn

    The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn

    In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by 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:

    Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke.

    Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous.

    Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides.

    Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play.

    Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

    25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland

    This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron.

    Host: Sara Barron

    Storytellers:

    Catherine Brophy

    Charlotte Mooney

    The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go

    • 20 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

    The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves

    In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

    Storytellers:

    Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university.

    Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other.

    Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure.

    Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story

    The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story

    In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. 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:

    Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother. 

    Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain.

    Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.

    • 53 min
    25 Years of Stories: Community

    25 Years of Stories: Community

    This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

    Host: Kate Tellers

    Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall

    • 24 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

    The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun

    In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Hosted by: Meg Bowles

    Storytellers:

    Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson.

    Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own.

    Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.4K Ratings

22.4K Ratings

Reducetarian Rach ,

Stories are life!

I love listening to the different stories of all types of people. I just went to the Grand Slam Finals in SF and the storytellers and stories were incredible. It’s an honor to witness the vulnerability, humor, wit, honesty, grief, joy - all the feels that humanize us! Thank you to The Moth for keeping all of these memories alive!

Former NJ Girl ,

What can I say

This storyteller show is engaging and engrossing and downright addictive!

REZNIL JANNERY ,

Hmmm

Intro said triggering material but there was none???

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