The Moth

PRX

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

An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith

2/3/2023
We hear two stories about growing up, as well as listen to a preview of The Moth’s spinoff podcast: Grown. Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com If you’re a student and want to bring Moth programming to your school, visit our website themoth.org/students. If you’re a teacher, visit themoth.org/education/teachers Hosted by: Devin Elise Wilson Storytellers: Mariama Diallo learns to stand up for herself, and her...

Duration:00:22:42

The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances

1/31/2023
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. 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: Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive. Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril. Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous...

Duration:00:53:26

The Moth Radio Hour: Driven

1/24/2023
Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is hosted by Moth Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Juliette Holmes experiences segregation first hand as a child in Georgia. Tracey Crosier interviews for a radio job and gets more than she bargained for. Jennifer Leahy deals with the...

Duration:00:53:27

Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

1/20/2023
On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. If you want to learn more about the ongoing revolutionary movement in Iran, Mojdeh recommends following the Instagram accounts @from____Iran and @collectiveforblackiranians for information on what's happening in English. Storyteller: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

Duration:00:26:13

The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.

1/17/2023
In this hour, stories about guts and courage. This episode 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: AJ Jacobs Aleathia Brown Kwong Yue Yang Nisha Coleman Leonard Lee Smith

Duration:00:51:24

The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks

1/10/2023
In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Andrew McGill learns more about his father than he bargained for. Aspiring primate veterinarian Estella Z Jones has a shift in perspective about her own life after...

Duration:00:52:44

New Beginnings: Dan Kennedy and Ophira Eisenberg

1/6/2023
On this episode, we hear two stories about new years and new beginnings. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Dan Kennedy tries to make his new years’… explosive. Ophira Eisenberg has a magical new years in a magical city.

Duration:00:20:02

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth's 20th Anniversary Special

1/3/2023
This episode, we revisit our 20th anniversary special, playing some of our favorite stories from The Moth’s history. This episode is hosted by 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: Richie DiSalvo Jessi Klein Sisonke Msimang

Duration:00:51:35

The Moth Radio Hour: Eyewitness

12/27/2022
This week, we bear witness. From a Soviet labor camp, to a school desegregation, to a fight over books. This episode is hosted by Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Toby Price Sybil Jordan Hampton Victor Levenstein

Duration:00:46:14

The Moth Radio Hour: All Dressed Up

12/20/2022
Don your finest duds! This week, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes -- from DIY threads to silk blouses, from a prison visiting room to a runway in France. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Tween Horace Sanders creates a homemade Halloween costume. Deepa Ambekar is caught off guard by a prison's dress code for visitors. Zakiya Minifee fails...

Duration:00:50:29

25 Years of Stories: All The Way Back

12/16/2022
On this episode, we take a look back at the beginning of The Moth, and hear a story from our founder - George Dawes Green. This episode is hosted by Melvin Estrella and Pegi Vail. Storyteller George Dawes Green describes his encounters with the many characters of Surrency, Georgia while working on a crisis hotline. If you’d like to listen to the stories Pegi and Melvin mentioned, here are links: Reflections From Space by Frederick Hauck Merci by Candido Tirado and Carmen Rivera

Duration:00:29:44

The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Gifts of December

12/13/2022
A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a magical forest. 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 Adam Ruben is at a loss when it comes to buying Christmas gifts. Pierre Epstein is a little boy tracking the progress of his Uncle Igor's escape...

Duration:00:50:37

The Moth Radio Hour: Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten

12/6/2022
In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations. This show is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Jay Allison Judit Samper Albero uses her artistic talent to save money. Shaun Gohel accidentally manifests a girlfriend. Dave Moran prepares to argue in front of the Supreme Court. Camille Qurban almost has her cover blown at a child's...

Duration:00:52:12

25 Years of Stories: Searching for Direction

12/2/2022
On this episode, we get in the holiday spirit with a tale about a very special Xmas. Then, we discuss how directors can shape Moth stories. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storyteller: Peter Aguero

Duration:00:25:11

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

11/29/2022
In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay...

Duration:00:50:52

The Moth Radio Hour: You Can't Go Back

11/22/2022
In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. 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: Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo. Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her...

Duration:00:51:54

25 Years of Stories: Finding Community

11/18/2022
On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 1999, to the origins of the Moth’s community program. We’ll have a story about The Mets, and one about life after prison. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Storytellers: Marie Hershkowitz David Gaskin

Duration:00:26:41

The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War

11/15/2022
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted by The Moth’s 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: Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese...

Duration:00:51:30

25 Years of Stories: One Plus One Plus One Plus…

11/11/2022
On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2000, the origin of the Moth StorySLAMs. In lieu of bringing you to an actual show, we’ll be playing ten abbreviated versions of GrandSLAM-winning stories. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. Storytellers: Donna Otter Tere Negrete Vivienne Anderson Pam Burrell Juliette Holmes Craig Mangum Ruby Cooper Phyllis Bowdwin Wilson Seely and Ray Christian For more information on all of our storytellers, go to the moth.org/extras.

Duration:00:21:33

The Moth Radio Hours: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion

11/8/2022
This week, stories about adventures and thrills. Hosted by 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: Mack Dryden Janice Bartley Brian Gavagan Lex Jade Lucy Hayward

Duration:00:53:30