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The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives. Hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth has been producing sold-out storytelling shows for over ten years. Stories are told without notes to a live audience by a wide range of people. The best have been captured here. For more information about our programs, live events, and CD's for sale, go to The podcast is updated on Mondays.
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Latest episode: June 20, 2017 | 3:41 pm - The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

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The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops (54:48) June 20, 2017 | 3:41 pm
A man embraces his father’s music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father’s funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth,
The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth’s 20th Anniversary Special (54:53) June 13, 2017 | 10:07 am
In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex.
Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor (19:02) June 06, 2017 | 8:00 am
20 years ago, to the day, was The Moth’s first-ever storytelling event. To celebrate we’re sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her family tree and ancestors’ past. Storyteller: Vy Higginsen
The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Oops: Blunders Large and Small (55:22) May 30, 2017 | 2:19 pm
A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom returns from a trip to India; an online shopping session goes awry; and a college student is drawn into the civil rights movement.
The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations (54:36) May 23, 2017 | 11:11 am
A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of At...
The Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017 (54:39) May 16, 2017 | 10:54 am
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.
Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Deepa Ambekar & Linh Song (21:43) May 09, 2017 | 2:23 pm
A young woman tries to hide her true colors, and a daughter delves into her family’s past. Storytellers: Deepa Ambekar, and Linh Song.
The Moth Radio Hour: Prison, Princes, and Playgrounds (55:29) May 03, 2017 | 1:58 pm
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3rd grade war zone, singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega debates whether to take the stage at The Glastonbury Mus...
The Moth Radio Hour: Alzheimers, Russia and Landfill (55:29) May 02, 2017 | 10:43 am
A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied,
The Moth Radio Hour: More Women in the World (54:55) April 25, 2017 | 12:18 pm
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,
Find Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Brenen (24:40) April 18, 2017 | 7:00 am
This week, two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. A tour guide is put through his paces on a trip through Yellowstone & Grand Teton, and a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors to Biscayne National Park’s shores. Go adventure,
Find Your Park: Ian McGregor & Gary Bremen (24:40) April 18, 2017 | 7:00 am
This week, two stories in celebration of National Parks Week. A tour guide is put through his paces on a trip through Yellowstone & Grand Teton, and a park ranger welcomes more than just visitors to Biscayne National Park’s shores. Go adventure,
The Moth Radio Hour: Sword Fight, Hip Hop, Amnesia, Berlin (53:17) April 11, 2017 | 11:00 am
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: Facing The Dark (54:38) April 03, 2017 | 6:00 am
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black 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: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers (54:23) March 28, 2017 | 1:43 pm
A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave,
Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert (17:36) March 21, 2017 | 5:00 am
In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel
The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems (54:58) March 14, 2017 | 8:00 am
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 ...
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep (54:56) March 07, 2017 | 10:54 am
A basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school.
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival (54:26) February 28, 2017 | 8:30 am
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 par...
Lydia Dubois & Louise Irving (18:46) February 21, 2017 | 12:18 pm
This week, two stories of going off-script. Lydia Dubois shares some advice with family and friends, and Louise Irving gets acquainted with Australian wildlife. Storytellers: Lydia Dubois and Louise Irving

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