The Moth
The Moth
The Moth
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
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
Jan 19
53 min
A Little Crush: Tim Lopez & Janine Hilling
This week, stories of childhood crushes and all the fun and embarrassment they entail. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Tim Lopez, Janine Hilling
Jan 15
19 min
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.
Jan 12
53 min
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
Jan 5
53 min
Onwards! - Alix Born & Carlton Parks
In this New Year's Day episode, stories of moving into uncharted territory. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Alix Born, Carlton Parks
Jan 1
18 min
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 […]
Dec 28, 2020
53 min
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 Hosted by: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Annie Share, Pamela Covington
Dec 25, 2020
23 min
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 […]
Dec 22, 2020
54 min
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
Dec 15, 2020
53 min
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
Dec 11, 2020
18 min
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