Pride 2021 - I Want the World to Know: Sejal & Michael Buonocore
In this special Pride episode, two not-so-simple stories of coming out. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. To see the extras from this episode, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. You can check out Michael Buonocore’s brand new podcast, The First Michael, now - wherever you listen to podcasts. Storytellers: Sejal, Michael Buonocore...

The Moth Radio Hour: GrandSLAMS Coast to Coast
In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Fred Johnson, Vivienne Andersen, Pam Burrell, Steve Zimmer, Tony Cyprien, Pam Colby, Bess Stillman....

The Moth Radio Hour: To Thine Own Self Be True
In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate means of self-expression, and the pub that serves as a home for a band of experimental musicians. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show. Storytellers: Eric Thomas, Renita Walls, Haley Dunning, Heidi stuber, Joe Jackson...


Planting Roots: Andrew Mude
This week, a story about losing and finding home with a story from The Moth's Global Program. This episode is hosted by Jon Goode.  Storyteller: Andrew Mude...

The Moth Radio Hour: Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies
A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a daughter consoles her grieving father, and a New York City cab driver has a very bad day. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Dan Souza, Gil Reyes, Karen Duffin, Sarah Bunger, and Sam Dingman....

The Moth Radio Hour: Brand New YOU
In this hour, stories of starting fresh. Unexpected opportunities, budding relationships, your next home, and a new take. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: Naushin Khan, Kristin Lawlor, Miriam Bazeed, Dave Moran, Aleyne Larner...


Like A Mother: Jim Giaccone & Kate Spindler
This week, stories of mothers and mental health. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers, and features an interview with certified nurse midwife, Shannon McCabe. Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Jim Giaccone, Kate Spindler...

The Moth Radio Hour: Mother's Day Special
A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother's deathbed, and a man finds a mother's love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.  Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Ophira Eisenbe...


The Moth Radio Hour: Snow White and the Screaming Meemies
A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the shelter shuffle of the foster system, and a wilderness search and rescue teacher goes out on a ledge to help a young man. This episode is 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. Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, and Cheryl Hamilton....

The Moth Radio Hour: Saving Graces
In this hour, stories of support coming from surprising places -- and moments of seemingly divine intervention. Family ties, a raucous subway ride, and hidden treasure. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Charlotte Cline, Paul Brady, Wang Ping, Hope Iyiewaure...


The Moth Radio Hour: PTSD, Lost Art and The Berlin Wall
The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder; author Nathan Englander describes coming of age at 19 while traveling through Europe to witness the fall of The Berlin Wall; and an artist and documentary film maker loses three years of work in an instant and finds it hard to continue. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Ho...

The Confessional With Nadia Bolz-Weber: Dr. Ray Christian, Storyteller and Fulbright Specialist
We are so excited to present you with a new episode from season 3 of The Confessional, featuring our beloved Mothy, Ray Christian. The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber is available wherever you listen to podcasts. ——— "I got the super squad, the dirty dozen. Nobody needs to know what's going on here; I'm handling everything." Dr. Raymond Christian is a retired US Army paratrooper who grew up on the poverty-ridden streets of Richmond, VA. He has taught African American History and Storytelling at Appala...

The Moth Radio Hour: The Future Looks Bright
In this hour, stories of healing, hope, and heart. A birthday celebration, a dream job, the importance of an heirloom and chance encounters when we need them the most. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison, producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Ekaterina Duft, Aditya Dakshinamourtay, Brenda Williams, Alistair Bane, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Jason Schommer...


Shame On You: Lizzie Peabody & Samira Sahebi
This week, we're talking about one of the most powerful feelings in the world: shame; maybe it starts as a pit in your stomach when you put your foot in your mouth or washes over you like a wave when someone points out something you hoped they wouldn’t notice. Our storytellers this week show us that the only way to beat back the shame dragon is to talk about it. Hosted by: Michelle Jalowski Storytellers: Lizzie Peabody, Samira Sahebi...

The Moth Radio Hour: Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy
A record-breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited into the world of Secret Agents during World War II. Hosted by Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Tim FitzHigham, Catherine Cross, and Noreen Riols....

The Moth Radio Hour: Help Me
In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide comfort, offer relief, or share the burden. This episode 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: Cherie McMullen, John Lehre, Angie Chatman, Carla Katz, Padma Lakshmi...


Money Manners: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson & Michelle Murphy
On this week's episode, we're talking about money, honey. Mulla, cash, bills, dough - whatever you call it, it affects all of our lives in immeasurable ways. This episode is hosted by special guest, Jen Lue, the assistant controller here at The Moth.  Hosted by: Jen Lue Storytellers: Sara Rosa Espi Jacobson, Michelle Murphy...

The Moth Radio Hour: Cancer, Crime and Crypts
When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surprising value of an ordinary transistor radio, and an undertaker deals with a problematic client. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Director at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Martha Manning, Chris Tombline, Piper Kerman...

The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Reveal
In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour 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: Betty Reid Soskin, Jayson Nunez, Jitesh Jaggi, Aisha Rodriguez, Linda King, Meredith Morrison...


The Moth Radio Hour: Mighty: Bull, Pen, Gun
An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy caused by a gun, and a writer describes how Ernest Hemingway persuades him to risk his life by pretending to be a matador. 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: A. E. Hotchner, Kemp Powers, Joyce Maynard...

The Moth Radio Hour: Caught Off Guard
In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating partner, a family divided, a daily commute, and surviving a catastrophic tragedy. 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: Aaron Pang, Joel Brady, Michelle Robertson, Patience Murray...


Mirrors: Kujegi Camara & Nyla Gilstrap
In this special Black History Month Episode, two stories about self-image and what "beauty" means. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Jodi Powell. Storytellers: Kujegi Camara, Nyla Gilstrap...

The Moth Radio Hour: Women in the World
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. 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: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer, Cal Wilson, Liz Allen, Kusum Thapa, and Beverley Engelman....

The Moth Radio Hour: In Service Of
In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a helping hand before she can help anyone else. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer Jodi Powell. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Kayleigh Hudson, Stacey Curry, Sivad Johnson, Kristin Huang, Mary-Claire King...


Love Hurts: Kemp Powers & Beth Bradley
This week, two stories of love, losing it and finding it again when you least expect it. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Storytellers: Kemp Powers, Beth Bradley...

The Moth Radio Hour: Chess, Romance and Kathmandu
The first African American Grand Master details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before. This episode is hosted by Jenny Allen with Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Maurice Ashley, Bokara ...

The Moth Radio Hour: Turning the Page
In this hour, stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is hosted 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: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Elizabeth Gray, Neema Avashia, Maxie Jones, Jennifer Birmingham, Susan Earley, Erik Heen...


The Moth Radio Hour: Ski, Poe, Spa, and Towers
An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional spa, and a daughter tries to surprise her mom at the World Trade Center one September morning. 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 Atlantic Public Media....

The Moth Radio Hour: Birds of A Feather
Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, and her parrot, Hamilton. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns, Hamilton Burns Storytellers: Christopher Skaife, Dame Wilburn, Irene Pepperburg...


The Moth Radio Hour: Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups
The Moth Live in Austin, TX: a girl gets “discovered” at charm school; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age at gunpoint. This hour is hosted by Ophira Eisenberg with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Storytellers: Trisha Coburn, Sarah Bird, John Lincoln...

The Moth Radio Hour: Not What They Seem
In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. 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: Phill Branch, Raabia Wazir, Jean le Bec. Micheal Devlin, Jim Giaccone...


The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling
A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first job as a copy boy in a news room; a firefighter charges into his first big blaze; and a doctor struggles with duty and identity while serving in a medical camp in Syria. 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. Storytellers: David Litt, Carl Bernstein, Nick Baskerville, and Vivian Huang....

Put A Fork In It - Annie Share & Pamela Covington
2020 is 86-ed! In this episode, stories of food and celebration. For more information on how to help food-insecure folks this year, head to themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington...


The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gifting spirit alive, a daughter tries to fulfill her mother’s wish for a Trinidadian feast, and a man waits and waits for the perfect moment to kiss a date. Those and more stories in this episode. Storytellers: Peter Aguero, Tracey Segarra, Steve Glickman, Dawn Fraser, Evan Lunt, and Bernie Somers. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The...

The Moth Radio Hour: I Got You
In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conflicted young man, and a self-isolated writer. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison, the producer of this radio show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Lydia Caesar, Adam Ellick, Craig Mangum, Elif Shafak...

TV Dreams: Jessica Lee Williamson & Wes Hazard
In this episode, two stories about tv dreams and daytime nightmares. This episode is hosted by Moth producer and director, Michelle Jalowski. Storytellers: Jessica Lee Williamson, Wes Hazard...


The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Steve Osborne, Christian McBride, and Mary Lou Pieland....

Making Moves: Ashley Johnson & Peter Laughter
In this episode, two stories about making it happen. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Make sure to head to themoth.org/extras to check out more from our storytellers! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Ashley Johnson, Peter Laughter...

The Moth Radio Hour: Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars
A woman attempts to cross the Arctic solo with a dog team, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a neighbor’s confused girlfriend, and Guns N’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan survives a health scare. Storytellers: Pam Flowers, Moshe Schulman, Jennifer Sodini, and Duff McKagan....


The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton
A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspectives, and Darth Vader. This hour is hosted by Dame Wilburn with additional hosting by Jay Allison, producer of The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn, Jay Allison Storytellers: Sarah Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey, Jackie Andrews, Anthony Brinkley...

Shells On a Beach: Katy Laurance
This week, a story about closure and rebirth. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali. To see photos of Katy and her family, head to our website, themoth.org/extras. Hosted by Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Katy Laurance...

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Special 2014
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. This special 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: Mike Scotti, Dawn Seymour, Bill Krieger, William Cole...


Swans, Squirrels and Snails: Majdy Fares & Lucie Moses
This week, two hilarious stories about the lengths we go to for our animal friends. This episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Michelle Jalowski, a producer and director at The Moth. Make sure to check out our website, themoth.org/extras, for photos of Luc and Busta and Majdy’s Swan Lake. Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Lucie Moses...

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Dublin
A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. This hour is hosted 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: Colm O'Regan, Karen Gearon, Daryl McCormack, Peter Pringle...

The Moth Radio Hour: Past Tense, Future Perfect
In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and guilt. 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: Julie Pryor, Madeleine Berenson, Michael Fischer, Carol Seppilu...


Howlin' at the Moon: Kathleen McKitty Harris & Michael Walz
This week, we celebrate Halloween and the full moon with two stories about intuition and connecting with the other side. Happy Halloween and have a blessed Samhain! For more information about voting, head to themoth.org. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kathleen McKitty Harris, Michael Walz...

The Moth Radio Hour: Facing The Dark
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the blackout of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Kate Braestrup, John Turturro, and Daniela Schiller....


The Moth Radio Hour: Antidepressants and Anthony Hopkins
This week, scientist abruptly stops taking his medication and an actor lands a part in a big film. This week’s episode is hosted by Jay Allison and Rachel Dratch. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Ben Lillie, Josh Broder...

The Moth Radio Hour: I See You
In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. 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: Rae Wynn Grant, Angelica Lindsay-Ali, Josh Holland, Grace Topinka, Zakiya Minifee...

The Moth Radio Hour: Fear Factor
In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and life or death choices in the face of discrimination. This hour is hosted 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: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Zaena Tessema, Diane Kastiel, Tito Chavez-Nguyen, Patricia Aro, Chelsea Shorte, Rufus May...


The Moth Radio Hour: Put to the Test
In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. 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: Lucy Danser, Albert Fox Cahn, Quratulain Fatima, Tim FitzHigham...

The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
A “spambot” takes over a man’s life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman’s career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. 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: Jon Ronson, Sitawa Wafula, Maureen Freeman, and Elna Baker....


Kathi Kinnear Hill - "But I Just Might"
This week, Kathi Kinnear Hill has hard conversations on the campaign trail. This week’s episode of The Moth Podcast is hosted by Jon Goode. Head to the extras for this weeks episode for photos from Kathi, as well as information about registering to vote - themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storyteller: Kathi Kinnear Hill...

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston
A special Live edition of The Moth  at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An internet scam gets emotional; a couple decide to have their second child; a patient waits for an organ  transplant; and a young Pakistani man is forever-changed by rock and roll. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Sofija Stefanovic, Tara Clancy, Paul Munafo, and Salman ...

The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber: Abby Wambach, Soccer Star
We’re so excited to bring you an episode from The Confessional’s second season, a 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 soccer star, Abby Wambach. You can find more episodes of The Confessional on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts. ———— “I didn't feel like, oh, I need to call my lawyer or anything like that. I felt like I was totally ...


The Moth Radio Hour: The Games We Play
In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This episode is hosted 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: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Joey Garfield, Tod Kelly, Romy Negrin, Tahmin Ullah, Abhishek Shah...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Ivan Kuraev & Dante Jackson
This week, two stories of childhood trials and tribulations. This episode is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi. Check out the extras for this episode to see photos of Dante and Ivan at the time of their stories - themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi Storytellers: Dante Jackson, Kuraev This is our last episode of All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth. We hope you’ve enjoyed this summer series. Remember to visit our website for all the prompts from each episode....

The Moth Radio Hour: Millionaire Hot Seat, Monkey, Assassin
A writer and her daughter move to an impoverished community; a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey; and an actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her in her “bathers.” This episode 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: Melissa Lucashenko, Paul Carter, Magda Szubanski...


All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Anne Moraa & Caroline Hunter
This week’s episode is all about turning anger into positive change. Quinn McNeill, The Moth’s Digital Media Assistant, is our host this week. Check out themoth.org/extras for this week’s prompts, as well as photos from Caroline Hunter. Hosted by: Quinn McNeill Storytellers: Anne Moraa, Caroline Hunter...

The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart
In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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: Andrea Collier, Damon Young, Huwe Burton...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Isaiah Owens
This week, a story of finding your passion and reconnecting with your people. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by one of The Moth’s Assistant Producers, Zora Shaw. You can check out the prompts for this episode in the extras for this episode on our website, themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Zora Shaw Storyteller: Isaiah Owens...


The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems
In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair is shaved to save her life. 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: Ray Christian, Alyssa Ladd, Nestor Gomez, Steven Carr, and Melanie Kostrzewa...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Maurice Ashley
This week, a boy from Jamaica isn't so sure his new home is all that. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Finance, Marina Klutse. Check out the extras for this episode on our website to see photos of Maurice as a child and to hear more from his interview with Marina. Hosted by: Marina Klutse Storyteller: Maurice Ashley...

The Moth Radio Hour: Regrets, I've Had a Few
In this hour, stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no regrets attached! This episode is hosted 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: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Alfonso Lacayo, Noreen King, David Watson Mwabila, Megan McNally, Nadia Hakim, Robert Hallett...


The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin
In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreigner witnesses history. 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: Cole Kazdin, Simon Bill, Chenjerai Kumanyika, James Shuter...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Nina McConigley
This week, Nina connects to her heritage through tradition. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi, a former Assistant Producer and alumna of the EDU program at The Moth. You can find the prompts for this week’s episode on our website, themoth.org. Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi Storyteller: Nina McConigley...


All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Nina McConigley
This week, Nina connects to her heritage through tradition. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Aleeza Kazmi, a former Assistant Producer and alumna of the EDU program at The Moth. You can find the prompts for this week’s episode on our website, themoth.org. Hosted by: Aleeza Kazmi Storyteller: Nina McConigley...

The Moth Radio Hour: Rooted in the Past
In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. 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: Hannah Drake, Craig Mangum, Luanne Sims, Dan Ariely...

The Moth Radio Hour: Rooted in the Past
In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifestyle to a corporate gig, and using memories of an injury to help others. 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: Hannah Drake, Craig Mangum, Luanne Sims, Dan Ariely...


The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World
In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her religion quiet; a doctor struggles to stay afloat; and a woman experiences a fairytale romance. Those stories and more. 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: Mary Kate O'Flanagan, Gail Breslow, Ally Mason, B...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Hope Wade
This week, a story about a life-changing bet. This episode of All Together Now is hosted by Hanna Campbell, The Moth’s Senior Manager of the Education Department. Storyteller: Hope Wade Hosted by: Hanna Campbell...


The Moth Radio Hour: Live at Town Hall, New York
A real fashionista auditions for a key role in The Devil Wears Prada; a tough guy father deals with his sensitive son; and an expectant mother gets unsettling news about her unborn child. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Simon Doonan, Kemp Powers, Lynn Ferguson...

The Moth Radio Hour: Play It Again, SLAM
In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks or a second chance. Standing out or fading away, chance encounters, and the importance of food. 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: Gabby Shea, Jon Novick, Annie Tan, Carl Banks, Anoush Froundijian, Wendy Paige...


All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Vin Shambry
This week, a story of childhood freedom. This week’s episode of All Together Now is hosted by Amanda Garcia, the Associate Producer for the Mothworks program at The Moth. For more information on how to support organizations creating safe spaces for Black folks in nature, head to themoth.org/extras. Hosted by: Amanda Garcia Storyteller: Vin Shambry...

The Moth Radio Hour: Everything's Bigger in Texas
In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. 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: Alyssa Ladd, Chris Gorman, Robert Holguin, Christopher Scott...


The Moth Radio Hour: Mismatch, Marriage, and a Marathon
A woman follows love to a campsite, a man gets married and divorced and then remarried, and a public radio host runs the Boston Marathon as a guide for a visually impaired man. This hour is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors, Jenifer Hixson.*The Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: Horace B Sanders, Peter Sagal, Jessica Lee Williamson...

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Chelsea Shorte
This week, we're celebrating Pride with a story that talks about the intersection of being Black and LGBTQIA in America. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s Director of Marketing, Brandon Grant. Black Trans Lives Matter. Hosted by: Brandon Grant Storyteller: Chelsea Shorte...

The Moth Radio Hour: Voicing Tough Truths
In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the face of the patriarchy, during a shocking encounter, and to pass on knowledge. 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: David Litt, Nimisha Ladva, Alexis Barton, Sharon Salzberg...


The Moth Radio Hour: A Nobel Path
A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. This hour is hosted by one of The Moth’s Senior Directors, Meg Bowles.*The Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by Storytellers: Sarah Schlesinger, Robin Frankel, Deirdre Bowen, and Roald Hoffmann....

All Together Now: Fridays with The Moth - Carol Daniel
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...


The Moth Radio Hour: How You See Me
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...

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Faith and Money
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...


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

The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Treasure: Live from The Moth’s Education Showcase
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 Goldhagen, Sarah Austin J...

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


The Moth Radio Hour: All about Moms: Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts
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 Burns Storytellers: Chrissie Gr...

Introducing The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber
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 and my training a...

The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes
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...


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

Burnell Cotlon: After The Storm
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep
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...


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

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons & Superstars
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...


Ride the Night: Carly Johnstone
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...

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


The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young
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...

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


International Women's Day 2020: Carol Spencer
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Portland, Maine
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: It's the Little Things
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...


The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: One Thing in Common
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...


Life After Love: Leah Haydock & Mitch Donaberger
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...

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of the Blue
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...


The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Iowa City
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past
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...


When I Grow Up: Tim Lopez & Kelley Craig
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...

The Moth Radio Hour: War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man
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, Carlos Kotkin, Ophira...

The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!
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...


The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Santa Barbara
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 Igaraividez, Patty S...

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


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

The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance
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...


The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever
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...

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

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


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

The Moth Radio Hour: Around The World
In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. 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: Emma Gordon, Kwong Yue Yang, Anastasia Krasilnikova, Robinah Babirye...

Veterans Day 2019: Rick Carrier
This week, we're honoring all of our veterans with a story from renaissance man, Rick Carrier, who tells us what it was like to be in the Army in the first wave of D-Day. The Moth would like to thank all veterans for their service and sacrifice. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Rick Carrier...


Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights. Storytellers: Maris Blechner, Joshua Wolf Shenk, and Nadia Bolz-Weber....

All Hallows' Eve: Nelson Lugo & Phil Plait
This week, we're celebrating the many faces and names of the spookiest time of the year with stories that make us question our world view. Dame Wilburn hosts to tell us abut her community of witches and what this holiday means to them. Happy Birthday, Dame! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Nelson Lugo, Phil Plait...

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof
In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our time. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Melanie Yazzie, and David Walsh....


The Moth Radio Hour: The Call
In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. 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: Susan Fee, Moran Cerf, Nancy Mahl, Cheech Marin...

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call
In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. 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: Susan Fee, Moran Cerf, Nancy Mahl, Cheech Marin...


The Moth Radio Hour: A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider & A New Mother
A woman revisits her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a night in jail; and an unexpected second pregnancy puts pressure on an already difficult marriage. This hour 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: Cindy Chupack, Sala Udin, Rebecca Nesson...

The Moth Radio Hour: A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider & A New Mother
A woman revisits her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a night in jail; and an unexpected second pregnancy puts pressure on an already difficult marriage. This hour 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: Cindy Chupack, Sala Udin, Rebecca Nesson...

The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn't Lie
In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - closing geographical and temporal distance between past and present. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. TheMoth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Meg Ferrill, Anaïs Bordier, Trina Robinson...


Making Waves: Matty Struski & Javier Morillo
This week, we have two stories about the times when small actions make big waves. It’s not too late to register to vote! For more information, head to themoth.org. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Matty Struski, Javier Morillo...

The Moth Radio Hour: Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands
This week, Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner. 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: Mike Birbiglia, Jenifer Hixson, Al Letson, Jeffrey Ruddell...

The Moth Radio Hour: Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands
This week, Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner. 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: Mike Birbiglia, Jenifer Hixson, Al Letson, Jeffrey Ruddell...


The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations
In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. 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: Pádraig Ó'Tuama, Tricia Rose Burt,...

The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations
In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. 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: Pádraig Ó'Tuama, Tricia Rose Burt,...


The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth at the World Science Festival
A special live edition of The Moth Radio Hour from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX. Hosted By: Jay Allison...

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth at the World Science Festival
A special live edition of The Moth Radio Hour from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX. Hosted By: Jay Allison...


The Moth Radio Hour: Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers
A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media....


The Moth Radio Hour: Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers
A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media....

The Moth Radio Hour: Identity
In this hour, discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman. Stories of finding and being true to oneself. 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: Simon Doonan, Lichelli Lazar-Lea, Paul Davis, Michelle Ephraim, Francois Clemmons...


The Moth Radio Hour: Milton, Mary Kay, and Dognapping
An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem, filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father, and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton. 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: Je...

The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go
In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. 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: Chris Foley, Caridad De La Luz, Andrew McGill, Patricia Brennan, Michael VonAllmen...


The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Boston
A boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive descends into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Matthew Dicks, Walter Pavlo, Nina Mitchell...

The Moth Radio Hour: Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK
In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Ed Gavagan, Stephanie Summerville, Malcolm Gladwell Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children....


The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food
In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Ritija Gupta, Mercy Lung'aho, Dihan Hossain, Joan Juliet Buck...

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature
This week, grief, family and disaster. A bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes. The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Etgar Keret, Carl Pillitteri...


The Moth Radio Hour: All The World's A Stage
In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour is 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: Teller, Gaelynn Lea, Daniel Sperling, Carmen Aguirre...

Assumptions: Adam Ross & Steven Anderson
This week, we have two stories about assumptions, and you know what they say about assuming… Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Adam Ross, Steven Anderson...

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival
In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from 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: ...


The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front
In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Les Strayhorn, Michael McNamee, Robin Utz...

Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50
This week, we have a special edition of The Moth Podcast, celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We wanted to include a broad range of voices and perspectives for this episode, so we have two Moth stories from LGBTQ storytellers, Richard Cardillo and Sonia Audi, and two interviews, one with Stonewall Veteran Martin Boyce, and one with poet and activist Kay Ulanday Barrett. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Richard Cardillo, Sonia Audi Interviewees: Martin Boyce, K...

The Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides
This week, a ghost, an angel and a motorcycle ride. The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Joan Juliet Buck, Mike Destefano, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Terrence Buckne...


The Moth Radio Hour: Not For the Faint of Heart
In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. 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: Jessica Pan, Nick Revell, Katie Houghton-Ward, Sudhesh Dahad...

The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers
Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom; “bible bucks” at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer; an alpha big brother; an imaginary last meal; the Bad News Bears of high school Basketball; and the need for romantic decluttering. Hosted by: Jennifer Hixson Storytellers: Chris Rasheed, Kevin McAuliffe, Jennifer Lee, Kate Greathead, Alan Gordon, Karen Duffin, Alvin Lau...


Remembering Warren Miller
This week, we’re celebrating the legacy of legendary filmmaker, Warren Miller, and host Dan Kennedy shares his personal connection to Warren. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Warren Miller...

The Moth Radio Hour: Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret
An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her crush is in a gang, and a presidential speech writer has a secret. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison and Viki Merrick of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz, Deborah Allen Carr, and Jon Lovett...

The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind
In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bonds of family provide. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Sharif El-Mekki, NeShaune Lasley, Rebecca Barry, Caitlin McNaughton, Warren Holleman...


The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan
In this hour, a writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Dan Kennedy, Tom Bodett, Dory Bonner...

The Motor City That Never Sleeps: Isabelle Raphael & Michelle Robertson
This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and Detroit. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy, Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Isabelle Raphael, Michelle Robertson...


The Moth Radio Hour: A Flight Attendant, A Refugee, and A Preacher
In this hour, a flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of gas, a young preacher in 1960s Texas ends up in a pool hall. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Faye Lane, Pha Le, Wayne Reece...

The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood
In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Sandra Kimokoti, Wanjiru Kibera, Gabrielle Shelton, Catherine Smyka, Christal Brown...

Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud
This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ali Muldrow, Michelle Cloud...


The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks
A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening. The *Moth Radio Hour *is