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The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Location:

New York, NY

Networks:

PRX

Description:

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2016: Unexpected Gifts of December

12/24/2019
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. Storytellers: Adam Ruben, Pierre Epstein, Ed McCarthy, Katie Fales, Catherine McCarthy, David Frieberg, and Denise Scheuermann.

Duration:00:52:43

Togetherness: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron

12/20/2019
This week, stories of learning to co-exist. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Luke Rodehorst & Katiana Ciceron

Duration:00:18:41

The Moth Radio Hour: Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party

12/17/2019
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Storytellers: Auburn Sandstrom, Tere Negrete, Daniel Judson, Ray Christian, Todd Shafer, Mary Furlong Coomer.

Duration:00:52:40

The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance

12/10/2019
In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Listen to your father; mother knows best; respect your elders. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Bridgett Davis, Ellie Lee, Jason Schommer, Louise Newton-Keogh

Duration:00:52:07

The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever

12/3/2019
In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in the most dire of circumstances. 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: Talaya Moore, Nikesh Shukla, Andrew Solmssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Duration:00:52:41

Marjorie Tahbone: Awakening

11/29/2019
This week, Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone tells us about reconnecting to her culture and her ancestors. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone

Duration:00:19:52

The Moth Radio Hour: A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

11/26/2019
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jay Martel, Alexandra Rosas, Arthur Bradford

Duration:00:53:55

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place

11/19/2019
In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: John Elder Robison, Renee Watson, Jon Bennett

Duration:00:53:06