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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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PRX

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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.

Twitter:

@mothstories

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Parental Guidance

12/10/2019
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In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Listen to your father; mother knows best; respect your elders. 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. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Bridgett Davis, Ellie Lee, Jason Schommer, Louise Newton-Keogh

Duration:00:52:07

The Moth Radio Hour: Forever and Ever

12/3/2019
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In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in the most dire of circumstances. This hour 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: Talaya Moore, Nikesh Shukla, Andrew Solmssen, Caitlin FitzGerald

Duration:00:52:41

Marjorie Tahbone: Awakening

11/29/2019
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This week, Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone tells us about reconnecting to her culture and her ancestors. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone

Duration:00:19:52

The Moth Radio Hour: A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

11/26/2019
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A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Jay Martel, Alexandra Rosas, Arthur Bradford

Duration:00:53:55

The Moth Radio Hour: Out of Step, Out of Place

11/19/2019
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In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a teacher who doesn't understand her, and a man becomes an unwilling participant on his father's hunting trip. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson.The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: John Elder Robison, Renee Watson, Jon Bennett

Duration:00:53:06

The Moth Radio Hour: Around The World

11/12/2019
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In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigration, stories that span six continents and the spaces in between. This hour is 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: Emma Gordon, Kwong Yue Yang, Anastasia Krasilnikova, Robinah Babirye

Duration:00:51:51

Veterans Day 2019: Rick Carrier

11/8/2019
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This week, we're honoring all of our veterans with a story from renaissance man, Rick Carrier, who tells us what it was like to be in the Army in the first wave of D-Day. The Moth would like to thank all of veterans for their service and sacrifice. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storyteller: Rick Carrier

Duration:00:21:03

Live from NYC: Adoption, a Plane Crash and a Busload of Lutherans

11/5/2019
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A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights. Storytellers: Maris Blechner, Joshua Wolf Shenk, and Nadia Bolz-Weber.

Duration:00:51:48

All Hallows' Eve: Nelson Lugo & Phil Plait

11/1/2019
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This week, we're celebrating the many faces and names of the spookiest time of the year with stories that make us question our world view. Dame Wilburn hosts to tell us abut her community of witches and what this holiday means to them. Happy Birthday, Dame! Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Nelson Lugo, Phil Plait

Duration:00:21:16

The Moth Radio Hour: Family, Neighbors and Extraordinary Proof

10/29/2019
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In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our time. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Shannon Cason, Melanie Yazzie, and David Walsh.

Duration:00:51:20

The Moth Radio Hour: The Call

10/22/2019
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In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. This hour is 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: Susan Fee, Moran Cerf, Nancy Mahl, Cheech Marin

Duration:00:51:55

In Over My Head: Diana Thompson & Karen Crowley

10/18/2019
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This week, the tide is high, but we’re holding on! Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Diana Thompson, Karen Crowley

Duration:00:19:08

The Moth Radio Hour: A Divorcee, A Freedom Rider & A New Mother

10/15/2019
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A woman revisits her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a night in jail; and an unexpected second pregnancy puts pressure on an already difficult marriage. This hour is hosted by 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: Cindy Chupack, Sala Udin, Rebecca Nesson

Duration:00:52:30

The Moth Radio Hour: DNA Doesn't Lie

10/8/2019
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In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - closing geographical and temporal distance between past and present. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. TheMoth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Meg Ferrill, Anaïs Bordier, Trina Robinson

Duration:00:51:55

Making Waves: Matty Struski & Javier Morillo

10/4/2019
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This week, we have two stories about the times when small actions make big waves. It’s not too late to register to vote! For more information, head to themoth.org. Hosted by: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Matty Struski, Javier Morillo

Duration:00:21:33

The Moth Radio Hour: Pregnancy, Cigarettes and Desert Islands

10/1/2019
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This week, Two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets, a father admits he was not quite ready for a second child, and a live calf shows up for Thanksgiving dinner. This hour is 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: Mike Birbiglia, Jenifer Hixson, Al Letson, Jeffrey Ruddell

Duration:00:51:21

The Moth Radio Hour: Confrontations

9/24/2019
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In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge him), a woman learns that her ladylike upbringing has lasting marks, and a child fights to survive The Killing Fields of Cambodia. This hour is 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: Pádraig Ó'Tuama,...

Duration:00:51:08

You Win Some, You Lose Some: Meena Ziabari & Dina Adler

9/20/2019
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This week, the title says it all: we have two stories about the mixed bag that is life. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Meena Ziabari, Dina Adler

Duration:00:16:48

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth at the World Science Festival

9/17/2019
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A special live edition of The Moth Radio Hour from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and a doctor battles through heartbreak to make a breakthrough in cancer research. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX. Hosted...

Duration:00:53:10

Technology Fails: Jill Bergman & Aylie Baker

9/13/2019
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This week, two stories of when technology really isn’t the answer. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Jill Bergman, Aylie Baker

Duration:00:24:34