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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 www.themoth.org. The podcast is updated on Mondays.
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Latest episode: January 23, 2018 | 11:17 am - The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves

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The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage: Stories of Hidden Selves (53:23) January 23, 2018 | 11:17 am
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enl...
The Moth Radio Hour: Shocks and Surprises (53:57) January 16, 2018 | 4:37 pm
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a big moment; and a family camps out in hopes of seeing the Kennedy family.
Live from Portsmouth (53:55) January 09, 2018 | 3:04 pm
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission;...
The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Portsmouth (53:55) January 09, 2018 | 3:04 pm
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother tries to model confident behavior after moving to China; a man goes on a dangerous rescue mission;...
Progress Not Perfection (25:05) January 02, 2018 | 6:00 am
On this week’s episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives. Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad. Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way.
The Moth Radio Hour: Presents, Menorahs and Palm Trees: December Holiday Stories (55:30) December 26, 2017 | 7:00 am
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,
The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and Hot dogs (55:27) December 19, 2017 | 3:27 pm
A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas,
The Denver Battle of the SLAMs (25:50) December 12, 2017 | 8:00 am
On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a ...
Live from The Cowboy Poetry Gathering (53:48) December 05, 2017 | 10:58 am
In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a...
World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane (27:45) November 28, 2017 | 12:42 pm
In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.
The Moth Radio Hour: Oreo, Heaven, and America’s Most Wanted (54:33) November 21, 2017 | 11:01 am
Repodcast: A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps the FBI capture America’s Most Wanted. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director,
The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War (54:42) November 14, 2017 | 9:47 am
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls.
The Moth Radio Hour: Live From Boston (55:29) November 07, 2017 | 10:27 am
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...
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go (18:24) October 31, 2017 | 2:35 pm
Get your running shoes on, because on today’s episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Storytellers: Steve Clark and Megan McNally Hosted by: Dan Kennedy
The Moth Radio Hour: The Universe of Impossible Things (53:19) October 24, 2017 | 9:58 am
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from beyond and shooting (literally) for the stars. To see photos from this episode visit: TheMoth.
The Moth Radio Hour: Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity (53:59) October 17, 2017 | 8:00 am
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: Live from Tarrytown (54:37) October 10, 2017 | 2:40 pm
A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fear or fatherhood; a daughter revisits difficult memories and her childhood home; and a mother witnesses t...
Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair (23:42) October 03, 2017 | 3:39 pm
A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.
The Moth Radio Hour: Finding Your Calling (54:43) September 26, 2017 | 11:51 am
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 c...
Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up! (18:04) September 19, 2017 | 11:04 am
Nathan Englander’s knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad. Storyteller: Nathan Englander


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