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The Moth

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Rank #1 in Performing Arts category

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Performing Arts
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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 themoth.org.

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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 themoth.org.

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iTunes Ratings

14323 Ratings
Average Ratings
11665
1321
572
403
362

Thanks

By (•; - Jun 15 2019
Read more
I really like your podcast

Thanks

By (•; - Jun 15 2019
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I really like your podcast
Cover image of The Moth

The Moth

Updated 9 days ago

Rank #1 in Performing Arts category

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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 themoth.org.

Rank #1: The Moth Radio Hour: Snakes, Electric Shock and Afghanistan

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In this hour, a writer is sent on an assignment to locate poisonous snakes; two child refugees arrive in America; and a hippie kid seeks the approval of his father. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Dan Kennedy, Tom Bodett, Dory Bonner

May 21 2019
53 mins
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Rank #2: School's Out!: Joanna Courteau & Gabe Mollica

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This week, two stories from school days just in time for summer vacation.

Hosted by: Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Joanna Courteau, Gabe Mollica

May 24 2019
16 mins
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Rank #3: The Moth Radio Hour: A Flight Attendant, A Refugee, and A Preacher

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In this hour, a flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and after running out of gas, a young preacher in 1960s Texas ends up in a pool hall. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Faye Lane, Pha Le, Wayne Reece

May 14 2019
53 mins
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Rank #4: The Moth Radio Hour: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn: Stories of Girlhood

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In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Storytellers: Sandra Kimokoti, Wanjiru Kibera, Gabrielle Shelton, Catherine Smyka, Christal Brown

May 07 2019
53 mins
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Rank #5: The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic

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In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. 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. The Moth’s third book, Occasional Magic, is now available wherever you buy your books.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Chenjerai Kumanyika,Edgar Oliver, Matt McArthur, Sofija Stefonovic 

Mar 19 2019
53 mins
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Rank #6: The Moth Radio Hour: Other People's Shoes

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In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. 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: Val Rigodon, Lincoln Bonner, James Braly, Robert Sherer, Brian Belovitch

Apr 02 2019
53 mins
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Rank #7: The Moth Radio Hour: The Rest Is History

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In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide .People who experienced history, and its artifacts, firsthand. 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: Frank Almond, Sivad Johnson, Henny Lewin

Apr 23 2019
53 mins
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Rank #8: The Moth Radio Hour: A Wrestler, an Exoneree, and a Nurse

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A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student; a teenager has a life changing experience during an internship at a hospital; and an experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness.

Storytellers: Richard Price, Merlixse Ventura, Lydia Velez, Rickie Johnson, Tim King

Mar 26 2019
53 mins
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Rank #9: The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

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In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Storytellers:Kay Elmsley Weeden, Marjace Miles, Bob Baril, Jahvannia Darling, Qing Zhao, Carmen Putnam 

Hosted by: Jay Allison

Mar 06 2019
54 mins
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Rank #10: The Moth Radio Hour: Korea, Colons, Pickups and Pranks

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A life-changing email arrives from a near stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening. The *Moth Radio Hour *is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

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Apr 30 2019
53 mins
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Rank #11: The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam

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A teenager discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request; a child breaks the teacher’s rules; and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department.

Hosted by: Jennifer Hixson

Storytellers: Carly Johnstone, Sam Mullins, Steve Zimmer, Khalid Latif

Originally aired: 11/19/13

Mar 12 2019
54 mins
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Rank #12: The Motor City That Never Sleeps: Isabelle Raphael & Michelle Robertson

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This week, Dan introduces a new host to the Moth Podcast, long-time Moth family member Dame Wilburn. The two discuss hosting shows for the Moth and present stories from their respective homes of New York and Detroit.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy, Dame Wilburn

Storytellers: Isabelle Raphael, Michelle Robertson

May 17 2019
21 mins
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Rank #13: The Moth Radio Hour: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

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In this hour, Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal’s office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace.* *The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storytellers: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Griffith, Julian Goldhagen and Kate Tellers

Anthony Griffith’s new book, Behind the Laughter: A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope, is available now wherever you buy your books.

Apr 09 2019
53 mins
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Rank #14: The Moth Radio Hour: Immigration Nation

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In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson

Storytellers: Nestor Gomez, Anagha Mahajan, Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin, Zahra Noorbakhsh

Apr 16 2019
45 mins
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Rank #15: Revisiting The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: Anthony Griffith

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This week, we're rediscovering one of the most memorable Moth stories ever told, “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times,” told by Anthony Griffith, in honor of his new book. We follow up with Anthony in a brand new interview about the day he told this story and his life afterwards. Behind the Laughter, A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope is available now wherever you buy your books. This episode is hosted by The Moth’s long time artistic director, Catherine Burns.

Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Storyteller: Anthony Griffith

Apr 12 2019
24 mins
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Rank #16: Love, Mom: Ali Muldrow + Michelle Cloud

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This week, we're celebrating Mother's Day with two stories from two moms doing what they do best: making it work.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Ali Muldrow, Michelle Cloud

May 03 2019
15 mins
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Rank #17: Tales from the Emerald Isle: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

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This month is Irish Heritage Month, and on this episode, we’re celebrating all things Irish, a culture in which storytelling is tradition and a people who are working to keep it alive today.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Michael Devlin, Claire Nevin & Paul Doran

Mar 29 2019
29 mins
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Rank #18: Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

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On this week's episode, we're celebrating the release of the Moth's third book, Occasional Magic. Listen to Ana Del Castillo tell her story of finding her light again after a harrowing family trauma. Find Occasional Magic anywhere you buy your books March 19.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storyteller: Ana Del Castillo

Mar 15 2019
20 mins
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Rank #19: Like Father, Like Son: Majdy Fares & Adam Ellick

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This week, we're celebrating Father's Day with two stories from two sons, all about Dad.

Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Storytellers: Majdy Fares, Adam Ellick

Jun 14 2019
18 mins
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Rank #20: The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers

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Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom; “bible bucks” at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer; an alpha big brother; an imaginary last meal; the Bad News Bears of high school Basketball; and the need for romantic decluttering.

Hosted by: Jennifer Hixson

Storytellers: Chris Rasheed, Kevin McAuliffe, Jennifer Lee, Kate Greathead, Alan Gordon, Karen Duffin, Alvin Lau

Jun 11 2019
53 mins
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