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On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast.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 themoth.org.

2006-2020

On Tuesday's and Friday’s The Moth’s podcast feed presents episodes of the Peabody-Award Winning Moth Radio Hour and original episodes of The Moth Podcast.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 themoth.org.

2006-2020
150hr
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Birmingham".
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "Special Announcement: The Moth's Mainstage Tour Dates!".
If you enjoy the stories you hear on The Moth Podcast then come experience the magic of true stories told live in person at a Moth Mainstage show near you!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: All About Time".
Stories of time—its possibilities and its limitations
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Ear Hustle".
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: True Crimes Told Live".
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Play it Again, SLAM".
In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Hey, Daddy-O! Stories of Fathers".
This week, an episode in honor of Father's Day.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Summer Camp!".
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: When We Were Young".
In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: TLC - Tender Loving Care".
In this hour, stories of being gentle and kind—to ourselves and to others.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Leftovers".
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Skin Tight Genes".
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Not So Golden Rules".
In this hour, stories of structures and strictures—and the struggles against them
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: All About Moms - Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts".
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Obama, Jackie, and the All Star Game".
In this hour, a professional impersonator gets an unusual gig, a journalist is befuddled by the facts, and a brother sister duo who really love baseball.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Star Wars".
On this episode, stories from a galaxy far far away.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up".
Stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Funnybone".
On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body.
Thumbnail for "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.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim".
In this hour, stories of diving in.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: River City".
Stories from Louisville, Kentucky!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart".
In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Object of Desire".
In this hour, stories of the things we hold dear—kitchen staples, family heirlooms, and an important soccer ball.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Take Me Out To The Ballgame".
In celebration of Opening Day, we've got two stories about America's Past-time.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Heroes, Icons and Superstars".
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: A Point of Beauty".
In this hour, stories of finding hope, grace, and light during unexpected times and in unexpected places.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Opening the Page".
A story about wrestling and finding yourself...
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Truth and Power - Global Stories of Women".
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Sitting with Spirit".
In this hour, stories of moving through discomfort
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Melbourne and Cal Wilson".
Stories from Melbourne, and a reflection on the legacy of Cal Wilson
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Stuck!".
Stories about being Stuck!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Best Laid Plans".
To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Podcast: Hair Ties".
Stories about hair!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Reconciling the Past".
In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Hidden Beauty".
In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered.
Thumbnail for "The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond".
Two stories from New Orleans!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Dayton".
A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Community".
In this hour, stories of finding your people.
Thumbnail for "Slamming into the New Year: Liza Cooper and Jim Winship ".
Two stories, one meta, one about Johnny Cash
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place".
Stories about feeling out of place
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live from London".
A special episode of The Moth, live from the Union Chapel in London.
Thumbnail for "Moth Mainstage Tour Announcement!".
Some info on where to see the Moth LIVE!
Thumbnail for "Black Medicine: Ray Christian".
Stories, reflections, and history from Ray Christian
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Around the World".
In this hour, stories from across the globe.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: One In a Million".
In this hour, stories of people who made an impact
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Over the River and Through the Woods".
It's a Moth Holiday Special
Thumbnail for "Secret Santa: Jeannie Colon and James Gordon".
Stories about the secret that is Santa.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance".
In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Creatures Great & Small".
In this hour, stories of encounters with the animal kingdom.
Thumbnail for "Growing Up with Siblings: Saad Najam and Meredith Morrison".
We share two stories about siblings!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever".
In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now
Thumbnail for "Pigging Out on Thanksgiving: Adam Linn".
A fun romp for Thanksgiving
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: What's Up, Doc?".
On this hour, stories about healing
Thumbnail for "Lessons from Dad: Masooma Ranalvi".
We share a story about lessons from a father
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Hope and Glory".
Four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect
Thumbnail for "On the Water: Linda Grosser and Jon Goode".
On this episode, stories about the power of water
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations".
In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Not as They Seem".
Stories about illusions, tricks, and mistakes.
Thumbnail for "Giving Back: Jim Beebe-Woodard and Richard Cardillo".
What we get when we give back.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn’t Lie".
In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL.
Thumbnail for "Halloween: Sofya Tamarkin and Tricia Ho".
Stories about Halloween.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood".
In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stories about Letters".
Special delivery!—a Moth Radio Hour all about letters.
Thumbnail for "I’m Still Here: Albert Hepner".
On this episode, a story from a survivor of the Holocaust.
Thumbnail for "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
Thumbnail for "Popping Up: Tonja Murphy".
We hear about a teacher whose students always tell her the truth, and we learn about the pop-up porch.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Call".
Stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution
Thumbnail for "Extra Apocalypses: Om Choudhary and Annabelle Gurwitch".
Stories about the end of the world.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: After the Fall".
In this hour, stories of healing and recovery
Thumbnail for "It’s Magic: Micaela Blei and Anthony Griffith".
Stories about different types of magic
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go".
Stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Hot Seat".
Aerial antics, magic tricks, and unwelcome rescue missions...
Thumbnail for "Different Ways of Learning: Adrienne Lotson and Lopaka Kapanui".
Stories about the different ways we learn.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food".
In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Kids Leading".
Stories about kids taking charge.
Thumbnail for "Kid Stuff: Madden Mcdonagh and Nepurko Keiwua".
On this episode, the wisdom of children.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: All the World's a Stage".
Stories about stagecraft in all its forms
Thumbnail for "A Chat on the Stoop: Hasna Muhammad and In Deep Water".
We hear a story from The Moth, as well as take a listen to one of our favorite podcasts.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic".
Stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: You Are Here".
In this episode, stories about journeys and destinations.
Thumbnail for "The Family Car: Mary Ann Ludwig and Melanie Kostrzewa".
Stories about cars and families
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Not for the Faint of Heart".
In this hour, stories of fear.
Thumbnail for "Hellos and Goodbyes: Woniya Thibeault and Mike Birbiglia".
A goodbye from a very special member of the Moth family
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes".
On this episode, we take a walk in other people's shoes.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Speaking of Death".
In this hour, stories of the most inevitable part of life: death
Thumbnail for "In Search of Freedom: Juan Rodriguez".
A look at the meaning of Independence Day
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind".
In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bounds of family provide.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: More Kindness of Strangers".
More stories about people taking care of each other
Thumbnail for "Finding Pride: Tomas Davila and Ingrid Ebbesen".
Stories about finding pride.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: I Will Be Your Father Figure".
Stories about dads!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live and Learn".
This episode, stories from real life.
Thumbnail for "Shhhhhh, It’s A Secret: Tim Manley and Shania".
Stories all about secrets!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front".
This episode, stories about courage and bravery.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Hesitations".
In this hour, stories of slowing down, holding off, or taking a pause.
Thumbnail for "They Say It’s Your Birthday: Sheila Cavanaugh and Sandra Kwawu".
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest is History".
In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Mum's the Word".
This episode, we celebrate mothers.
Thumbnail for "Risqué Business: Whitney Connolly and Caroline Woodward".
This episode, we get just a BIT salacious.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia".
Stories all about families
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Push and the Pull".
Stories of strength of will, crystallizing under pressure, and the power of intentionally directed anger.
Thumbnail for "Pet Stars: Scott Sanders and Noriko Rosted".
In this episode, stories about how incredible pets can be.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness".
Stories about the act of bearing witness
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Walking the Walk".
Stories about people all on different paths
Thumbnail for "Saying More with Less: Natalie Bell and Glenn North".
In this episode, stories about poetry
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop the Music".
In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Matters of the Heart".
Stories about love, in all its forms
Thumbnail for "NYC Punks: Alistair Bane and Eddy Laughter".
Stories about growing up punk.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices".
Stories about the power of sound
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Bold Moves".
Stories of stepping up, taking charge, and taking chances
Thumbnail for "On the Couch with a Good Book: Kashyap Raja and Errol McLendon".
In this episode, stories about how reading brings people together.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing When And How To Fight".
In this hour, five stories of picking our battles.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Location, Location, Location".
This episode, stories all about places
Thumbnail for "Looking for Omelanka: Jean-Michele Gregory".
In this episode, Jean-Michele Gregory searches for her family history.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve, and Protect".
In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Navigating the Gray".
This episode, we hear stories about navigating the in-between.
Thumbnail for "Getting Grown".
In this episode, we're going to play something everyone at The Moth is SUPER excited about...
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Can't Help Falling in Love".
In honor of Valentine's Day, let The Moth whisper sweet somethings in your ear(buds).
Thumbnail for "Moth Mainstage Tour Announcement!".
See The Moth IN PERSON
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: 50 Shades of Black".
A special episode in honor of Black History Month, with stories that celebrate the diversity of the Black experience.
Thumbnail for "An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith".
On this episode, we’re going to continue to uplift Black voices as we showcase two stories all about the challenges and joys of growing up.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Second Chances".
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Driven".
Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car.
Thumbnail for "Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour".
We talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Guts! Courage.".
Stories about finding courage
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Taking Risks".
In this episode, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line.
Thumbnail for "New Beginnings: Dan Kennedy and Ophira Eisenberg".
Stories about the New Year
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth's 20th Anniversary Special".
This episode, we revisit our 20th anniversary special
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Eyewitness".
On this episode of The Moth, we bear witness.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: All Dressed Up".
This episode, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: All The Way Back".
The very beginning of The Moth
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Unexpected Gifts of December".
A special Holiday Hour from The Moth.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Fabricated, Forged and Forgotten".
In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Searching for Direction".
Mothers and directors.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering".
This episode, we listen to selections from a cowboy poetry gathering
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: You Can't Go Back".
In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Finding Community".
The Mets, life after prison, and The Moth's community program.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War".
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: One Plus One Plus One Plus…".
This episode, we recreate the atmosphere of a Moth StorySLAM.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hours: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion".
This week... adventure stories
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Guiding Lights".
In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: A Look Back at 2001".
A story from a firefighter about his 9/11 experiences
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Domestic Affairs".
Stories about finding family
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Girls!".
Stories about girlhood.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: The Moth... Works".
A story about coming to America
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Jackson".
Stories from a live Moth Mainstage in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Culture Clash".
Stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Funny Ha Ha".
A look at humor and storytelling
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Young Adults".
Stories about growing up
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Like Cats and Dogs".
This week on The Moth, stories about animals
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: A Love Note to Salman Rushdie".
A tribute to Freedom of Speech
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: You Say Goodbye".
This week on The Moth, goodbyes of all types.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: P. Diddy, Traditional Tattoos, and Biking in Yemen".
Stories about rethinking perspective.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Love and Art".
A story about shielding your kids from pain.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Live from New York City".
Live... from New York... it's THE MOTH
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Facing Off and Facing Up".
Stories about standing up for yourself.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Seven Deadly Sins".
Stories about gluttony and lust
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Confidence - Too Much, Too Little?".
Stories about finding confidence
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Facing the Music - Stories About Coming to Terms".
Stories about dealing with what you have to deal with.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: Detroit and Chicago".
Stories about driving stick and a Cuban grandmother.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: The Kindness of Strangers".
Stories about kindness.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: In Control, Or Not".
Stories about trying to be in control.
Thumbnail for "25 Years of Stories: When The Podcast Started".
Dan Kennedy talks about the origins of The Moth Podcast.
Thumbnail for "The Moth Radio Hour: Surviving Being Human".
Stories about being human