215 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 • 23.9K 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: Stuck!

    The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

    In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright on the church pulpit. This hour is 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.

    Storytellers:

    Alistair Bane reluctantly attends church as his friend's grandmother's "special guest"...

    Jon Levin is penniless with a con man in Las Vegas.

    Noriko Rosted must find a pet sitter for her beloved cat before her trip to Italy.

    Taylor Tower wonders if her dad is the "right" kind of parent.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Best Laid Plans

    The Moth Radio Hour: Best Laid Plans

    To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections. Lost baggage, Kool Aid mishaps, and not eating enough fruit. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour.

    Storytellers:

    Maxie Jones gives in to peer pressure and faces the wrath of his mother.

    Kate Oliver's determination to impress her partner's family backfires and leaves her in distress.

    James Fitzgerald is hell bent on watching Power Rangers.

    At the age of 24, Beau Davis prepares himself for his first airplane journey.

    Diana Thompson finds herself in a Scottish dancing group, at her mother’s insistence.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Podcast: Hair Ties

    The Moth Podcast: Hair Ties

    On this episode, we share two stories all about how hair can connect us. As a note, Imogen Wall’s story talks about someone experiencing the suicide of a loved one, if that subject is difficult for you, you might want to skip that story. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can call 988 in the US for free and confidential support.

    Host: Marc Sollinger

    Storytellers:

    Heather Rae looks to a wayward band of strangers to help get her keys out of the car that is locked and running.

    Imogen Wall finds connection and comfort in a hair salon.

    If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    • 18 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

    The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

    In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance encounter, and reconciling darkness during a joyous time. This hour is hosted by The Moth's former Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Storytellers:

    Journalist Jerry Mitchell takes on notorious members of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Reyna Grande finds kinship with a man seeking asylum in the US.

    In her journey to start a family, Sarah Jane Johnson also finds herself facing her past.

    • 53 min
    The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Beauty

    The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Beauty

    In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered. 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.

    Storytellers:

    George Dawes Green encounters many characters while working on a crisis hotline.

    Archy Jamjun wants to be beautiful like his sister.

    Annette Herfkens survives a plane crash.

    • 53 min
    The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond

    The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond

    On this episode, we share two stories from one of the best places to hear a live story, New Orleans.

    Host: Sarah Austin Jenness

    Storytellers:

    Emilie Bahr deals with some pants issues, with the help of her father.

    Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey.

    Whether you’re in New Orleans or not, if YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.9K Ratings

23.9K Ratings

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Stories for life

Love the humanity and vulnerability of these storytellers. Yay for The Moth and all the people it has inspired to share their world.

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Been listening to the moth since I was a little girl. I’m a grown woman now and I’m still a huge supporter. The show has broaden my perspective and nursed my curiosity. Keep it going 🫶🏼

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