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The Moth

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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.

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.

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

PRX

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

481 Broadway, Third Floor New York, NY 10013 (212) 742-0551


Episodes

It Takes A Village: Maxie Jones & Bruce Feiler

3/27/2020
This week, we’re talking about the villages that raise us. Hosted by Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Maxie Jones, Bruce Feiler

Duration:00:22:59

The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

3/24/2020
A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured. 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: Jenny Allen, Danyel Smith, Stephanie Peirolo

Duration:00:52:28

The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young

3/17/2020
In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divide to having your heart broken wide open. 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 Alex Jones: Sarfraz Manzoor, Oanh Ngo Usadi, Max García Conover

Duration:00:52:17

The Moth Radio Hour: Truth and Power: Global Stories of Women

3/10/2020
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the complicated layers of motherhood. 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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Betty Reid Soskin, Purity Kagwiria, Timothy Bell, Musih Tedji Xaviere, Nya Abernathy

Duration:00:51:34

International Women's Day 2020: Carol Spencer

3/6/2020
This week, we're celebrating International Women's Day with a story from an original career woman, Carol Spencer. This week’s episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. Storyteller: Carol Spencer

Duration:00:16:20

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Portland, Maine

3/3/2020
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine. A high school guidance counselor tries to keep his students safe, a woman learns to stop blaming herself years after an accident, and an astronaut prepares for his next shuttle mission after the loss of the Challenger. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, who is also the host of this hour. Storytellers: Paul Knoll, Melissa Coleman, Frederick Hauk

Duration:00:52:43

The Moth Radio Hour: It's the Little Things

2/25/2020
In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request from a mourning mother, the important moments set in motion by a question mark. This hour 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: Beverley Elliott, Lee Thomas, Matthew McGough, Reilly Horan, Camille Woods

Duration:00:52:47

Black History Month 2020: Devan Sandiford & Rev. Al Sharpton

2/21/2020
This week, we celebrate Black History Month with two stories about learning lessons and fighting the good fight. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Devan Sandiford, Rev. Al Sharpton

Duration:00:24:10

The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common

2/18/2020
In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Producer. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Ashok Ramasubramanian, Jane Green, Shayk Umar, Cybele Abbett

Duration:00:51:32

Life After Love: Leah Haydock & Mitch Donaberger

2/14/2020
As the great Cher once asked, Do you believe in life after love? This week, stories of loving and losing and everything in between. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Leah Haydock, Mitch Donaberger

Duration:00:18:41

The Moth Radio Hour: Jury Duty, Walking Tests, Pepsi and NOLA

2/11/2020
In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at the reception desk; and a father attempts to make his son into a “man’s man.” 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. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Danusia Trevino, Charles Upshaw, Morely McBride, and Chris Turgeon.

Duration:00:51:57

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of the Blue

2/4/2020
In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Natalie Arroyo, Sonny Garg, Gregory Mathieu, Mariya Goodbrake, Andrew Solomon

Duration:00:51:45

Crowd Control: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade

1/31/2020
This week, stories from crowded places and spaces. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Tere Figueras Negrete & Adam Wade

Duration:00:14:25

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Iowa City

1/28/2020
An activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Alison Storytellers: Jim Bennett, Janice Carney, Stephanie Summerville

Duration:00:51:29

The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past

1/21/2020
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 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: Jerry Mitchell, Reyna Grande, Sarah Jane Johnson

Duration:00:50:54

When I Grow Up: Tim Lopez & Kelley Craig

1/17/2020
This week, we’re asking the same question your high school guidance counselor asked you at age 15: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” Hosted by Dan “DJ” Kennedy Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Kelley Craig

Duration:00:16:10

The Moth Radio Hour: War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man

1/14/2020
This week, a bullet wound helps heal; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at the animal shelter; and a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her A-type personality at art school.This hour is hosted by The Moth's Executive Director, Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Phil Caputo,...

Duration:00:52:20

The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!

1/7/2020
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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Alistair Bane, Jon Levin, Noriko Rosted, Taylor Tower

Duration:00:50:42

The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Santa Barbara

12/31/2019
A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an intergenerational connection through music, and a rockstar who feels out of touch. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting 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: Monte Montepare, Christina...

Duration:00:51:27

Loose Ends and New Beginnings: Eliana Saenz & Otis Gray

12/27/2019
This week, we're tying up loose ends and starting new beginnings as we head into 2020. From all of us at The Moth, Happy New Year! Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Eliana Saenz, Otis Gray

Duration:00:20:07