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The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
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New York, NY

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The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

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@mothstories

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English

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481 Broadway, Third Floor New York, NY 10013 (212) 742-0551


Episodes

Rock 'n' Roll High School: Ty Mahany & Ernesto Quinonez

8/16/2019
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This week, two stories about the music that shapes our lives. Hosted by: ‘Steely’ Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Ty Mahany, Ernesto Quinonez

Duration:00:28:40

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Boston

8/13/2019
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A boy confronts his stepfather; a telecommunications executive descends into deceit; and a young stroke victim attempts a hospital escape. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Matthew Dicks, Walter Pavlo, Nina Mitchell

Duration:00:52:41

Fowl Language: Drew Sieplinga

8/9/2019
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This week, one woman’s complicated love of language. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Drew Sieplinga

Duration:00:23:36

The Moth Radio Hour: Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK

8/6/2019
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In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-American home care attendant caring for a dying Klansman; and a miracle survivor of a gang initiation. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Ed Gavagan, Stephanie Summerville, Malcolm Gladwell Note: some stories are emotionally intense and not for children.

Duration:00:53:17

The Moth Radio Hour: Food, Glorious Food

7/30/2019
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In this hour, fasting, feasting, and traveling salmon; stories about foods that nourish the body as well as the soul. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Ritija Gupta, Mercy Lung'aho, Dihan Hossain, Joan Juliet Buck

Duration:00:51:13

Disaster and Misadventures: Nisse Greenberg & Anagha Mahajan

7/26/2019
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This week, two stories of summertime disasters and misadventures. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Nisse Greenberg, Anagha Mahajan

Duration:00:25:36

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature

7/23/2019
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This week, grief, family and disaster. A bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes. The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Etgar Keret, Carl Pillitteri

Duration:00:35:07

The Moth Radio Hour: All The World's A Stage

7/16/2019
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In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier stationed in Iraq. This hour is 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: Teller, Gaelynn Lea, Daniel Sperling, Carmen Aguirre

Duration:00:51:50

Assumptions: Adam Ross & Steven Anderson

7/12/2019
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This week, we have two stories about assumptions, and you know what they say about assuming… Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Adam Ross, Steven Anderson

Duration:00:26:08

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival

7/9/2019
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In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting from Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay...

Duration:00:52:13

The Moth Radio Hour: A Brave Front

7/2/2019
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In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, and not only survive, but thrive. This hour is hosted by Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Les Strayhorn, Michael McNamee, Robin Utz

Duration:00:53:40

Pride 2019: Celebrating Stonewall 50

6/28/2019
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This week, we have a special edition of The Moth Podcast, celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. We wanted to include a broad range of voices and perspectives for this episode, so we have two Moth stories from LGBTQ storytellers, Richard Cardillo and Sonia Audi, and two interviews, one with Stonewall Veteran Martin Boyce, and one with poet and activist Kay Ulanday Barrett. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Richard Cardillo, Sonia Audi Interviewees:...

Duration:00:28:49

The Moth Radio Hour: Ghosts, Angels, and Motorcycle Rides

6/25/2019
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This week, a ghost, an angel and a motorcycle ride. The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession; and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Storytellers: Joan Juliet Buck, Mike Destefano, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and...

Duration:00:52:41

The Moth Radio Hour: Not For the Faint of Heart

6/18/2019
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In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. 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: Jessica Pan, Nick Revell, Katie Houghton-Ward, Sudhesh Dahad

Duration:00:52:50

Like Father, Like Son: Majdy Fares & Adam Ellick

6/14/2019
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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

Duration:00:18:17

The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers

6/11/2019
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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

Duration:00:52:19

Remembering Warren Miller

6/7/2019
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This week, we’re celebrating the legacy of legendary filmmaker, Warren Miller, and host Dan Kennedy shares his personal connection to Warren. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Warren Miller

Duration:00:19:11

The Moth Radio Hour: Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret

6/4/2019
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An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her crush is in a gang, and a presidential speech writer has a secret. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison and Viki Merrick of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Adam Mansbach, Marie Hershkowitz, Deborah Allen Carr, and Jon Lovett

Duration:00:52:50

The Moth Radio Hour: The Ties That Bind

5/28/2019
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In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bonds of family provide. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Sharif El-Mekki, NeShaune Lasley, Rebecca Barry, Caitlin McNaughton, Warren Holleman

Duration:00:51:07

School's Out!: Joanna Courteau & Gabe Mollica

5/24/2019
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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

Duration:00:14:37