Summary: 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.
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.
This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron. Host: Sara Barron Storytellers: Catherine Brophy Charlotte Mooney The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go
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 enlisted to serve in war. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university. Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other. Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure. Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.
In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. 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 Storytellers: Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother. Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain. Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.
This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson. Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own. Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.
In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone. Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th grade eacher. Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway. Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.
This week, we feature two stories about love. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Host: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kimberly Gotches, Alex Campbell
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. 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 Storytellers: Teri Garr bonds with friends over justice and revenge. Liel Leibowitz learns the identity of a real-life anti-hero from his childhood. Nasrin Marzban gets ready to meet the Shah of Iran. Micaela Murphy endures a family beach vacation.
In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged pursuit of one's dreams. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: 8-year-old Sara Jonsson realizes her new toy is more responsibility than she bargained for. Mike Maloch has to face his fears on the job. Samira Sahebi has an unexpected visit to the ER. Beth Bradley inches toward a breaking point near the end a 14k hike up a mountain in Colorado. Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador.
This week, we feature two stories about power - who gets it, who wields it, and what it takes to find it. This episode is hosted by Jodi Powell. Host: Jodi Powell Storytellers: Lyralen Kaye, Phyllis Omido To find out more about Phyllis Omido’s work, check out her NGO The Center for Justice, Governance, and Environmental Action - centerforjgea.com To find out more about Lyralen Kaye's social justice theater and film go to anothercountryproductions.com
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: George Dawes Green Storytellers: Edgar Oliver sets the mood in Greenwood Cemetery. Sheri Holman is convinced a curse has latched onto her family and life. Larry Kerr concocts a plan for love amidst the rage of war. Anoush Froundjian parts from her reserved lifestyle to see how the other half lives.
In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Frank O'Keefe takes us inside the world of the New York City Sanitation Department. Julia Bucci can't use her usual academic approach when confronted with a matter of the heart. Ayisha Irfan finds herself in the awkward role of the "office Muslim." On the night of Obama's election, Maxie Jones witnesses change on the streets of Harlem.
This week, remembering a very special storyteller. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storyteller: T. Dixon
In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her mother has bigger ideas; a teenager's failing sight is revealed during a game of kickball; and a woman smites down her enemies. Those stories and more. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Fatou Wurie. Storytellers: Mary Hamilton gets married to an unconventional man. Esther Ngumbi hides an act of defiance from her mother. Jon Howe re-commits to his ailing wife. Emely Recinos struggles with her diminishing eye-sight. Anne Moraa reveals her true self during a traffic jam in Nairobi. Fatou Wurie recognizes her grandmother’s impact on her life during a trip to Sierra Leone.