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The Moth features people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives.

  • 19 minutes 32 seconds
    The Moth Podcast: Birmingham

    On this episode, we share two stories from Birmingham,  Alabama.

    Host: Suzanne Rust

    Storytellers:

    Anne Wheeler tries to get a part in a play.

    Anthony Underwood figures that the best way to get good banana pudding is to make it himself.

    If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    17 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 31 seconds
    The Moth Radio Hour: All About Moms - Babies, Bees, Concerts and Contacts

    A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention at a school concert, a new mother in Zambia awaits test results, a life or death bee sting and a teenage mother who couldn't be happier to welcome her child to the world. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Chrissie Graham is a nerdy girl who needs contacts and promptly loses one.

    Catherine Palmer tries to micromanage her son at a school concert.

    Constance Mudenda is a healthcare worker with a health scare of her own.

    Matthew Dicks has an allergic reaction to a bee sting and needs his mother.

    Melissa Rodriguez grew up a foster child and then has a child of her own.

    Podcast: 434

    14 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 26 seconds
    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. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Storytellers:

    Obama impersonator Dion Flynn gets an unlikely gig.

    Carole Radziwill is gifted a watch that belonged to Jackie Kennedy.

    Michaela Murphy takes her little brother on a cross-country adventure to see an All-Star Game.

    Podcast: 866

    7 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 41 minutes 48 seconds
    The Moth Podcast: Star Wars

    On this episode, we visit a galaxy far far away, with three stories all about the impact of Star Wars. Plus, a discussion about why Star Wars has resonated for more than 50 years.

    Hosts: Brandon Grant-Walker and Edgar Ruiz, Jr.

    Storytellers:

    Dame Wilburn confuses a man in a costume for the real Darth Vader.

    Shannan Paul’s mother teaches her that it’s alright to fall in love with science-fiction.

    Manuelito Wheeler translates Star Wars: A New Hope into Navajo.

    Podcast: 865

    3 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 29 seconds
    The Moth Radio Hour: Holding On, Digging Out & Hanging Up

    In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emotional toll of being a customer care Agent for the USPS. 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.

    Angela Dohrmann goes whole-hog during a Wendy's giveaway. 

    Lobsterman Jason Lemos fights for survival in the frigid Atlantic.

    Zellia Enjoli Tatiana learns something new about herself through her work as a customer care agent. 

    30 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 15 minutes 53 seconds
    The Moth Podcast: Funnybone

    On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body. We’ve got two stories all about bones and funnybones.

    Host: Michelle Jalowski

    Storytellers:

    Jason Schommer takes a sleep study… and dreams of Ricky Martin.

    Caroline Connolly learns a few unintended lessons from her mother.

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    26 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 30 seconds
    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. The struggle to prove oneself, challenge a stereotype, keep up appearances, and finally discover what really fits. This hour is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show.

    Storytellers:

    Enrique García Naranjo is stopped by border patrol.

    Aydrea Walden realizes her classmates see her differently.

    Miles Crabtree tries out for his school's production of "How the West Was Won."

    Kimberly Rose sees herself disappearing in her marriage.

    Jessi Klein lands what she thinks is her dream job.

    23 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 31 seconds
    The Moth Radio Hour: Sink or Swim

    In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Surgeon Anthony Chin-Quee finds himself in over his head during his first day on call.

    Despite protests from friends and family, Nancy French marries a man she barely knows.

    Wilderness guide Monte Montepare takes inexperienced hikers on a glacier expedition

    16 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 19 minutes 46 seconds
    The Moth Podcast: River City

    On this episode, two stories from the Louisville StorySLAMs.

    Host: Alex Román Peters

    Storytellers:

    Ethan Sweetland-May learns about hunting from his grandfather

    Trevor Nourse gets lost in a cave

    If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

    The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

    12 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 30 seconds
    The Moth Radio Hour: Changes of Heart

    In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a teen learns the true power of a word, and a prisoner gets a visit from his father. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Andrea Collier finds out what happens when her life goes off-script.

    Damon Young questions his sense of self based on the power of a racial slur.

    Huwe Burton relies on his father's support while serving time for a crime he didn't commit.

    9 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 28 seconds
    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. 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.

    Storytellers:

    Mark Lamb loses a beloved skillet that has been seasoned by generations of his family.

    Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey goes to great lengths to obtain a toaster.

    Trina Michelle Robinson creates her own family heirlooms.

    As a kid, Viviana Infante is determined to find love.

    Amana Mbise's life is changed, thanks to a soccer ball.

    2 April 2024, 4:00 am
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