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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.

Pigging Out on Thanksgiving: Adam Linn

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  • 290 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 15:26

On this episode of The Moth podcast, we’re reairing a treasured episode from our archives. We thought it would be especially fun for the day after Thanksgiving. And just a reminder -- if you'd like to listen to our 26 year library of Moth stories, check out our story archive at the moth dot org, just click the stories banner. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Adam Linn 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

The Moth Radio Hour: What's Up, Doc?

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  • 290 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 50:58

Stories are medicine for the soul, but in this hour, stories of real medicine. Hospital residencies, doctor visits, and difficult diagnoses. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Storytellers: While in prison, Michael Fischer takes advantage of his medical condition. Leanna House find a unique way to cope with her mastectomy. Oscar Saavedra takes a stab at being a phlebotomist. Cancer patient Gwen Carmen tries to learn how to die. After giving birth, Elizabeth Gray is in denial about her mental health.

Lessons from Dad: Masooma Ranalvi

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  • 280 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 13:09

On this episode, we explore what we can learn from our fathers. Hosted by Emily Couch, Producer of Special Projects and Radio at the Moth. Storyteller: Masooma Ranalvi learns some important lessons about justice and courage from her father. 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

The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory

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  • 280 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 50:57

In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, Iraq; from the front lines to the home front. 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. Storytellers: Jill Morgenthaler battles to earn the respect of her fellow soldiers. Dylan Park finds hope in the chaos of war. Franny Civitano anxiously awaits her brother’s return from deployment in Afghanistan. Jerry Neal describes a bird’s eye view of the English Channel on D Day.

On the Water: Linda Grosser and Jon Goode

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  • 270 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 17:12

On this episode, stories about the power of water. Hosted by Kate Tellers, Senior Director at the Moth. Storytellers: Linda Grosser discovers more about herself on a sailboat. Jon Goode learns that it’s all about standing in the right line.

The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy

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  • 3.1K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 51:23

A record-breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Hosted by Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols.

The Moth Radio Hour: Help Me

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 51:19

In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. 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: Cherie McMullen, John Lehre, Angie Chatman, Carla Katz, Padma Lakshmi

Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy

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  • 1.7K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 18:50

On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in immeasurable ways. This episode is hosted by special guest, Jen Lue, the assistant controller here at The Moth.  Hosted by: Jen Lue Storytellers: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson, Michelle Murphy

The Moth Radio Hour: Cancer, Crime and Crypts

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  • 1.6K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 50:54

When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Martha Manning, Chris Tombline, Piper Kerman

The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Reveal

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 51:29

In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Betty Reid Soskin, Jayson Nunez, Jitesh Jaggi, Aisha Rodriguez, Linda King, Meredith Morrison

International Women's Day 2021: Beth de Araújo

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 19:52

In this episode, we celebrate International Women's Day with a story of resilience. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storyteller: Beth de Araújo

The Moth Radio Hour: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun

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  • 1.8K views
  • almost 3 years ago
  • 51:59

An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. Hosted by The 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: A. E. Hotchner, Kemp Powers, Joyce Maynard

The Moth Radio Hour: Caught Off Guard

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  • 1.9K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:53

In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Aaron Pang, Joel Brady, Michelle Robertson, Patience Murray 

Mirrors: Kujegi Camara & Nyla Gilstrap

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  • 1.3K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 28:22

In this special Black History Month Episode, two stories about self-image and what "beauty" means. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Jodi Powell. Storytellers: Kujegi Camara, Nyla Gilstrap

The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World

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  • 1.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:20

A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. 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: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverley Engelman.

The Moth Radio Hour: In Service Of

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  • 1.9K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:49

n this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Kayleigh Hudson, Stacey Curry, Sivad Johnson, Kristin Huang, Mary-Claire King

Love Hurts: Kemp Powers & Beth Bradley

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  • 1.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 18

This week, two stories of love, losing it and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley

The Moth Radio Hour: Chess, Romance and Kathmandu

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  • 1.6K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 52:02

The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. This episode is hosted by Jenny Allen with Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Maurice Ashley, Bokara Legendre, Cynthia Riggs

The Moth Radio Hour: Turning the Page

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  • 1.8K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 51:48

In this hour, stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is hosted by Moth 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: Elizabeth Gray, Neema Avashia, Maxie Jones, Jennifer Birmingham, Susan Earley, Erik Heen

Right Here, Right Now: Julie Baker & Meg Lavery

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  • 1.4K views
  • about 3 years ago
  • 20:15

This week, two stories about moments of reckoning. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode. Recording support from Tiffany Goode. Storytellers: Julie Baker, Meg Lavery