The Moth

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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

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25 Years of Stories: Pride
This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy
The Moth Radio Hour - Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops
In this special episode celebrating fathers, 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, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. 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 David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father. Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter. Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns. Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example. Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally. Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.
25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth
This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. Host: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Alvin Hall
The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him. Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding. Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce. Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.
25 Years of Stories: Truth
This week, we hear a discussion about truth in storytelling. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storyteller: Dorothy Storck Discussion: Kate Tellers, Sarah Austin Jenness, Jenifer Hixson
The Moth Radio Hour: Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary
A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. 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 Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself. Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television. Tony Hendra gets inspiration from a surprising source. Jeffery Rudell's honesty with his parents fails to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they taught him to value. Wanda Bullard's father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.
Bodily Autonomy
This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Robin Utz Jill Chenault If you are interested in more stories that spotlight these issues – through the experiences of those who lived them – visit for an extended playlist.
The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences. Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history. Morely McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City. Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.
The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts
In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Brandon Grant Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist. Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body. While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art. Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.
25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman
This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storyteller: Neil Gaiman Interviewer: Catherine Burns
The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea
In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math. Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.
The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn
In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke. Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous. Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides. Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play. Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.

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4.6 out of 5
22563 reviews
Seattle moth fan 2022/06/23
Hands down one of my favorite podcasts.
Moth stories have made me laugh, cry and at times left me deeply moved. The courage to stand on stage in front of an audience and tell your truth is ...
McAwesomest 2022/06/24
Woke And Bias
If you want the typical one-sided corporate media politics shoved down your throat then the Moth is for you!
Anna Gem 2022/06/13
What is “truth?!”
Hi. I was just listening to your episode about 25 years of storytelling. And there may be more than one episode because I think I’ve listened to at le...
Garden Perfect 2022/06/18
Woke victims
I used to love The Moth. Now? It’s a terrible podcast that tells the stories of people who think they ‘victims’ . Too woke for me…
driving-.1 six 2022/06/05
helps me and my mom go to bed and makes me laugh when i’m down
Eggybagel 2022/06/03
The Voices of the Moth Shines Light on Important Subjects
Some episodes are entertaining, some are thought provoking, and some are serious. All tell important messages with brilliance. As a 59 year old, white...
Holls? 2022/06/03
More Biased
A wide variety of stories, but it seems to have gotten more biased over the years.
Frederica Jansz 2022/05/23
Seattle Grand Slam
Last week I went to the Grand Slam event in Seattle and absolutely loved listening to all the different and very varied stories on the subject of “Wat...
Buzzy Buzzard 2022/05/23
Great show!!
I love these stories! Our family listens to them while driving on vacations. The Hungarian karaoke made me laugh so hard I got a stomach ache.
otsuas djjdjdhdbdhdjdj 2022/05/23
I don’t really listen to podcasts like this or even at all. This changed it all. I love hearing all the stories from many different people.


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