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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

The Moth Radio Hour: Relative Silence

10/12/2021
In this episode, the truths we keep from our family, and the lies we tell for them. Sibling mayhem, multigenerational secrets, and a surprise while watching CBS. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Anagha Mahajan, Okeoma Erojikwe, Angela Derecas Taylor, Graham Shelby

Duration:00:54:39

Looking The Part: Jennifer Leahy & Sivan Schondorf

10/8/2021
This week, we have two stories about looking the part. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Michelle Jalowski. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski Storytellers: Jennifer Leahy & Sivan Schondorf

Duration:00:16:29

The Moth Radio Hour: Misfits, The MET, and a Nursing Home Switcheroo

10/5/2021
An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worries she isn't "Korean enough," and a daughter does her best to soothe her elderly mom. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. To see photos from this week’s episode, visit: TheMoth.org The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Andrew Solomon, Greg Audel, Linda...

Duration:00:52:40

The Moth Radio Hour: Oh, Brother

9/28/2021
In this hour, an ode to brothers. Family ties and secrets, fraternal bonds and sibling pranks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. To see photos from this week’s episode, visit: TheMoth.org The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Brian Kennedy, Nicole Schnitzler, Bill Bernat, Katherine Wu, Lynn Adams, Om Choudhury

Duration:00:51:32

Man's Best Friend: Linda Fontanilla & Beth Bradley

9/24/2021
This week, we have two stories about man’s best friend. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. To see the extras for this episode, head to our website: themoth.org/extras Hosted by: Brandon Grant Storytellers: Linda Fontanilla, Beth Bradley

Duration:00:18:51

The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood

9/21/2021
A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher’s kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. This episode is hosted by George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Neil Gaiman, Christian Garland, Wilson Portorreal, and Ishmael Beah.

Duration:00:52:18

The Moth Radio Hour: Life's a Mystery

9/14/2021
This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journalist undercover in North Korea, and more. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Michelle Castellano, Alexandra Rosas, Annie Share, Adam Bottner, Suki Kim

Duration:00:52:20

20 Years Later: Nancy Mahl

9/10/2021
This week, we're observing the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with a touching story from our archive. Hear how our storyteller, Nancy Mahl, reflects on this story 20 years later. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. For years, The Moth’s Community Program worked with the tour guides at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on true personal stories. To hear them, visit the museum in lower Manhattan. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Nancy Mahl

Duration:00:22:52

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Tarrytown

9/7/2021
A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses the impact of her son’s life. To see photos from this week’s episode visit: TheMoth.org The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Adam Linn, Morgan...

Duration:00:52:20

The Moth Radio Hour: Lemon Pepper Wings All Flats Wet

8/31/2021
Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New York City to a lonely road in West Virginia, these stories go places you won't see coming. This episode is hosted by regular Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: John Mack Freeman, Aydrea Walden, Jon Goode, Sofija Stefanovic, Ijeoma Oluo

Duration:00:50:58

Fashion Forward: Jonathan Mannheim & Evan Watts

8/27/2021
This week, two stories about style. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jonathan Mannheim, Evan Watts

Duration:00:13:42

The Moth Radio Hour: Dog Mother, Tour Guide, and Milli Vanilli

8/24/2021
A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, and one half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli tells his side of the story. 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: Sara Barron, Falen Johnson, Catherine Palmer, and Fabrice Morvan.

Duration:00:50:59

The Moth Radio Hour: Late Night

8/17/2021
Join The Moth Radio Hour for a night out -- with this week’s stories of late night adventures or, should we say, misadventures. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Gary Yimenez, Otis Gray, Molly Kendall, Devin Elise Wilson, Flash Rosenberg

Duration:00:53:04

The Date Jar: Alyssa Hursh

8/13/2021
In this episode, Alyssa Hursh tells us about her summer of dates. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. Storyteller: Alyssa Hursh

Duration:00:22:39

The Moth Radio Hour: Doctors, Judgments, Dictators

8/10/2021
In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; from meetings with Colonels to dances with Hephzibah. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ali Al Abdullatif, Aidan Greene, Chris Herbert, and Rachel Oglivy.

Duration:00:51:28

The Moth Radio Hour: Pleasantly Surprised

8/3/2021
This week, The Moth Radio Hour is proud to present to you stories full of pleasant surprises. From unexpected friends, to the Civil Rights Movement, and a love story over 60 years in the making. 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: Rudy Rush, Cynthia Riggs, Bob Zellner

Duration:00:52:44

You've Got a Deal: Denise Bledsoe Slaughter & Bill Robinson

7/30/2021
This week, two stories all about striking a deal - or two. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storytellers: Denise Bledsoe Slaughter, Bill Robinson

Duration:00:23:03

The Moth Radio Hour: Gestures Great and Small

7/27/2021
A man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap; a woman makes a surprise announcement on stage, and more from Moth GrandSLAMs all across the country. 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: Tim Lopez, Pilar Siman, Tom Nimen, Susan Wolman, Jon Cayton, and Deedee Lundberg.

Duration:00:52:58

The Moth Radio Hour: The Love Hurts SLAM

7/20/2021
A special Moth Radio Hour with stories originating from our annual "Love Hurts" StorySLAM. Love lost, love found, unwanted spotlights and the family we choose. 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: Andrew Brown, Joshua Arnold, Daisy Rosario, Gary Sizer, Antoinette Thorne

Duration:00:52:46

Learning to Sail: Jamie Trowbridge

7/16/2021
In this episode, Jamie learns some lessons from his dad - about sailing and about life. This episode is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. Storyteller: Jamie Trowbridge

Duration:00:16:46