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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: Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins

The Moth

  • 700 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 38:27

This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ben Lillie, Josh Broder

The Moth Radio Hour: I See You

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  • 640 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 51:30

In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. 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: Rae Wynn Grant, Angelica Lindsay-Ali, Josh Holland, Grace Topinka, Zakiya Minifee

The Moth Radio Hour: Fear Factor

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  • 670 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 53:25

In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. 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: Zaena Tessema, Diane Kastiel, Tito Chavez-Nguyen, Patricia Aro, Chelsea Shorte, Rufus May

The Moth Radio Hour: Put to the Test

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  • 820 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 53:33

In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. 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: Lucy Danser, Albert Fox Cahn, Quratulain Fatima, Tim FitzHigham

Swiftly Flow the Days: Caroline Connolly & Christopher Moncayo-Torres

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  • 610 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 19:46

This week, stories of parenting and being parented.This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by the director of MothWorks at The Moth, Kate Tellers, featuring two special surprise guests. Storytellers: Caroline Connolly, Christopher Moncayo-Torres

The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity

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  • 570 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 55:09

A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. 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: Jon Ronson, Sitawa Wafula, Maureen Freeman, and Elna Baker.

Kathi Kinnear Hill - "But I Just Might"

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  • 480 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 16:45

This week, Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Jon Goode. Head to the extras for this weeks episode for photos from Kathi, as well as information about registering to vote - themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storyteller: Kathi Kinnear Hill

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston

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  • 450 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 54:27

A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Sofija Stefanovic, Tara Clancy, Paul Munafo, and Salman Ahmad.

The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber: Abby Wambach, Soccer Star

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  • 530 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 29:07

We’re so excited to bring you an episode from The Confessional’s second season, a podcast about ugly confessions from beautiful people. The Confessional is created and hosted by beloved Moth storyteller and friend, Nadia Bolz-Weber. This episode features an interview with soccer star, Abby Wambach. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. ———— “I didn't feel like, oh, I need to call my lawyer or anything like that. I felt like I was totally with it. And then I did the breathalyzer and I can't remember exactly what number I blew, but it was like, I think, two times the legal limit. And I thought, this machine is broken.” When Abby retired from professional soccer in 2015, she was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, World Cup champion, and the all-time leader in goal scoring for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Today, she is also known for her speaking, activism, and writing. https://twitter.com/AbbyWambach https://www.instagram.com/abbywambach/

The Moth Radio Hour: The Games We Play

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  • 680 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 55:01

In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This episode 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: Joey Garfield, Tod Kelly, Romy Negrin, Tahmin Ullah, Abhishek Shah

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Ivan Kuraev & Dante Jackson

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  • 640 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 17:30

This week, two stories of childhood trials and tribulations. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Check out the extras for this episode to see photos of Dante and Ivan at the time of their stories - themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi Storytellers: Dante Jackson, Kuraev This is our last episode of All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth. We hope you’ve enjoyed this summer series. Remember to visit our website for all the prompts from each episode.

The Moth Radio Hour: Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin

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  • 720 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 53:14

A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers.” This episode 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: Melissa Lucashenko, Paul Carter, Magda Szubanski

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anne Moraa & Caroline Hunter

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  • 910 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 24:38

This week’s episode is all about turning anger into positive change. Quinn McNeill, The Moth’s Digital Media Assistant, is our host this week. Check out themoth.org/extras for this week’s prompts, as well as photos from Caroline Hunter. Hosted by: Quinn McNeill Storytellers: Anne Moraa, Caroline Hunter

The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

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  • 1.1K views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 51:44

In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. This episode 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: Andrea Collier, Damon Young, Huwe Burton 

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Isaiah Owens

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  • 550 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 13:39

This week, a story of finding your passion and reconnecting with your people. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s Assistant Producers, Zora Shaw. You can check out the prompts for this episode in the extras for this episode on our website, themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Zora Shaw Storyteller: Isaiah Owens

The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems

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  • 710 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 51:21

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair is shaved to save her life. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ray Christian, Alyssa Ladd, Nestor Gomez, Steven Carr, and Melanie Kostrzewa.

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Maurice Ashley

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  • 800 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 21:54

This week, a boy from Jamaica isn't so sure his new home is all that. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Finance, Marina Klutse. Check out the extras for this episode on our website to see photos of Maurice as a child and to hear more from his interview with Marina. Hosted by: Marina Klutse Storyteller: Maurice Ashley

The Moth Radio Hour: Regrets, I've Had a Few

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  • 820 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 52:37

In this hour, stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no regrets attached! This episode 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: Alfonso Lacayo, Noreen King, David Watson Mwabila, Megan McNally, Nadia Hakim, Robert Hallett

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Aydrea Walden & Katie Vaca

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  • 790 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 14:51

This week, two stories about the sometimes bumpy road to connection. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Aydrea Walden, Katie Vaca

The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin

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  • 860 views
  • over 2 years ago
  • 52:18

In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. 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: Cole Kazdin, Simon Bill, Chenjerai Kumanyika, James Shuter