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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

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Carol Daniel

6/5/2020
This week, a story about perceptions of race and the importance of celebrating your identity. For at least the month of June, each episode of All Together Now will focus on stories from Black tellers and be hosted by Black members of The Moth staff. We stand with bipoc and allies fighting for racial equality around the world. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Director, Suzanne Rust. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Carol Daniel

Duration:00:18:05

The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me

6/2/2020
In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Enrique García Naranjo, Aydrea Walden, Miles Crabtree, Kimberly Rose, Jessi Klein

Duration:00:51:55

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Grace Topinka & Pam Burrell

5/29/2020
This week on All Together Now: Friday’s with The Moth, stories about the trials and tribulations of finding your place. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors and hosts of The Moth Radio Hour, Jenifer Hixson. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Grace Topinka, Pam Burrell

Duration:00:15:37

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Faith and Money

5/26/2020
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with detectives; and a neuroscientist searches for clues of God’s existence. Hosted by The Moth's 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: Shannon Cason, Prinna Boudreau, Christof Koch

Duration:00:51:41

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Neshaune Lasley & Sue Schmidt

5/22/2020
This week on All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth, we’re talking about support systems: the roots to our trees; the helping hands that give us a boost up when we need them. Stay tuned to the end of this episode to hear some helpful story prompts to think about and discuss after you listen! This episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Neshaune Lasley, Sue Shmidt

Duration:00:16:04

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase

5/19/2020
A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us to celebrate student stories of first kisses, culture shock, finding a niche, and baking apple cake. This hour is hosted by Moth Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, with additional hosting 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: Julian...

Duration:00:52:30

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Annalise Raziq & Wilson Portorreal

5/15/2020
All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth is a new weekly addition to our podcast, featuring stories suitable for ears of all ages. We'll also be sharing special prompts and questions to go with these stories to spark conversations - and hopefully stories of your own. Gather your friends and families, whether they're near or far, to come together virtually every Friday with The Moth. On this week’s episode, we kick off May’s theme “Identity”, with two stories about what our pets can teach us...

Duration:00:16:10

The Moth Radio Hour: All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

5/12/2020
A special Mother’s Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn’t be happier to welcome her child to the world. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. TheMoth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine...

Duration:00:51:54

Introducing The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber

5/8/2020
For the first time in Moth history, we are helping launch a new 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 software developer, Chris Schuhmacher. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. ——— “I came into software development relatively late in life. You know, I'm in my mid 40s...

Duration:00:25:17

The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes

5/5/2020
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by Moth 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: Mike Birbiglia, Carmen Rita Wong, Beth Bucher, Paul Nurse

Duration:00:51:30

The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

4/28/2020
In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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: Angela Dohrmann, Jason Lemos, Zellia Fossett

Duration:00:51:23

Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm

4/24/2020
This week, Burnell Cotlon demonstrates how to recover and rebuild after loss, in his story about returning to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Burnell Cotlon

Duration:00:21:43

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep

4/21/2020
A basement fire, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam, and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. 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: Lauren Slater, Colin Channer, Aubrey Edwards, and Chris Gilbert

Duration:00:52:16

The Moment of Truth: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker & Kathleen Sheffer

4/17/2020
This week's episode is all about moments of truth. Our three slam stories are about awakenings, life-changing choices and everything in between. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. Storytellers: Tim Sommers, Emma Becker, Kathleen Sheffer

Duration:00:23:16

The Moth Radio Hour: LA Confidential: Honor Guard, Swing Dancing, and Data Hacking for a Date

4/14/2020
In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to be a member of The Honor Guard, a mourning woman looks for solace in swing dancing, a computer hacker messes with the algorithms of OKCupid. 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: Carol Leifer, Adrian Estrada, Vicki Juditz,...

Duration:00:51:47

The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons & Superstars

4/7/2020
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols. A signature turns into a mentorship, a chance to write a song for a revered musician, and heroes within the home. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Storytellers: Valerie Walker, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Danny Artese, Elyse McInerney, Christian McBride

Duration:00:51:14

Ride the Night: Carly Johnstone

4/3/2020
On this week’s episode, Carly Johnstone tells us about searching for a taste of freedom at New Belgium Brewery’s Tour De Fat Tour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Story by Carly Johnstone

Duration:00:10:22

The Moth Radio Hour: Hitchhiking, Mosh Pit, and Iggy Pop

3/31/2020
In this hour, a daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of...

Duration:00:51:37

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