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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.

The Moth Radio Hour: Not What They Seem

The Moth

  • 640 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 51:55

In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. 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: Phill Branch, Raabia Wazir, Jean le Bec. Micheal Devlin, Jim Giaccone

Onwards! - Alix Born & Carlton Parks

The Moth

  • 520 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 16:36

In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks

The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling

The Moth

  • 840 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:04

A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical camp in Syria. 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. Storytellers: David Litt, Carl Bernstein, Nick Baskerville, and Vivian Huang.

Put A Fork In It - Annie Share & Pamela Covington

The Moth

  • 540 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 21:43

2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington

The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories

The Moth

  • 640 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:55

In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more stories in this episode. Storytellers: Peter Aguero, Tracey Segarra, Steve Glickman, Dawn Fraser, Evan Lunt, and Bernie Somers. 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.

The Moth Radio Hour: I Got You

The Moth

  • 670 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:19

In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conflicted young man, and a self-isolated writer. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, the producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Lydia Caesar, Adam Ellick, Craig Mangum, Elif Shafak

TV Dreams: Jessica Lee Williamson & Wes Hazard

The Moth

  • 550 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 17:53

In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard

The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston

The Moth

  • 500 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 50:30

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Steve Osborne, Christian McBride, and Mary Lou Pieland.

Making Moves: Ashley Johnson & Peter Laughter

The Moth

  • 600 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 18:31

In this episode, two stories about making it happen. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Make sure to head to themoth.org/extras to check out more from our storytellers! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Ashley Johnson, Peter Laughter

The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars

The Moth

  • 620 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 50:58

A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a neighbor’s confused girlfriend, and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan survives a health scare. Storytellers: Pam Flowers, Moshe Schulman, Jennifer Sodini, and Duff McKagan.

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton

The Moth

  • 710 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 51:15

A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn, Jay Allison Storytellers: Sarah Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey, Jackie Andrews, Anthony Brinkley

Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance

The Moth

  • 550 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 12:48

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Katy Laurance

Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurence

The Moth

  • 610 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 12:48

This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Katy Laurence

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Special 2014

The Moth

  • 620 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:11

A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special 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. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Mike Scotti, Dawn Seymour, Bill Krieger, William Cole

Swans, Squirrels and Snails: Majdy Fares & Lucie Moses

The Moth

  • 920 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 18:05

This week, two hilarious stories about the lengths we go to for our animal friends. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jalowski, a producer and director at The Moth. Make sure to check out our website, themoth.org/extras, for photos of Luc and Busta and Majdy’s Swan Lake. Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Lucie Moses

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Dublin

The Moth

  • 580 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:21

A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Colm O'Regan, Karen Gearon, Daryl McCormack, Peter Pringle

The Moth Radio Hour: Past Tense, Future Perfect

The Moth

  • 970 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 52:44

In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and guilt. This hour 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: Julie Pryor, Madeleine Berenson, Michael Fischer, Carol Seppilu

Howlin' at the Moon: Kathleen McKitty Harris & Michael Walz

The Moth

  • 550 views
  • about 2 years ago
  • 21:51

This week, we celebrate Halloween and the full moon with two stories about intuition and connecting with the other side. Happy Halloween and have a blessed Samhain! For more information about voting, head to themoth.org. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kathleen McKitty Harris, Michael Walz

The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark

The Moth

  • 920 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 01:00:14

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Kate Braestrup, John Turturro, and Daniela Schiller.

Decisions, Decisions - Jill Chenault & Harjeet Kapor

The Moth

  • 660 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 24:22

This week, two stories and two choices. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Storytellers: Jill Chenault, Harjeet Kapoor