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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

Contact:

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


Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Occasional Magic

3/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:51:03

Occasional Magic: Ana Del Castillo

3/15/2019
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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

Duration:00:18:40

The Moth Radio Hour: Open Adoption, Tin Foil Dinosaurs, & the Imam

3/12/2019
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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

Duration:00:51:57

The Moth Radio Hour: In Famiglia

3/6/2019
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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

Duration:00:52:26

International Women's Month: Alexandra Rochester & Kendi Nderitu

3/1/2019
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On this week’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Month with two stories: Alexandra Rochester teams up with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry while giving skiing lessons; and Kendi Nderitu looks to escape the village life. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Alexandra Rochester, Kendi Nderitu

Duration:00:15:41

The Moth Radio Hour: Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

2/26/2019
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A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears. Storytellers: Matt Difee, Tara Clancy, Ijeoma Oluo, Nancy Finton Hosted by: Jennifer Hixson

Duration:00:50:39

Black History Month: Emily Richmond and Maxie Jones

2/22/2019
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This week, we’re celebrating Black History Month with special guest host R. Eric Thomas. We have two stories: Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey; and Maxie Jones witnesses a historic night in Harlem, NY. R. Eric Thomas recorded this episode at the Sundance Film Festival with the help of the Sundance TV team in their pop-up podcast studio. Hosted by: R. Eric Thomas Storytellers: Emily Richmond, Maxie Jones

Duration:00:20:45

The Moth Radio Hour: Live in Martha’s Vineyard

2/19/2019
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A mother monitors her teen’s internet use; a preacher’s husband feels the love of community; and a deep sea fisherman navigates a deadly storm at sea. Live in Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik. Storytellers: Jenny Allen, Bill Eville, Buddy Vanderhoop Originally aired: 1/28/14

Duration:00:50:39

The Moth Radio Hour: Bearing Witness

2/12/2019
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In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas. D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned. Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Alice Shaffer, Dawn Ross, D. Parvaz, Leland...

Duration:00:50:19

The Moth Radio Hour: Don't Stop The Music

2/5/2019
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In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Storytellers: David Montgomery, Cal Street, Dawn Smith, Jin Au-Yeung

Duration:00:51:21

Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

2/1/2019
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On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Lawrence Wood, Amanda Egge

Duration:00:13:27

The Moth Radio Hour: Reality TV, an Egg Timer, and a Burglary

1/29/2019
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A romance is threatened by a reality TV show; a speechwriter has a showdown with Bill Clinton; a woman helps her aging father; and a man’s courage is put to the test in his own home. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Diana Spechler, Mark Katz, Tamara Jenkins, David Ullendorff Originally aired: 12-10-2013

Duration:00:50:57

The Moth Radio Hour: Hearing Voices

1/22/2019
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In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. 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. Storytellers: Stanley Alpert, Faith Ekienabor, T Dixon, Anna Schuleit Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness

Duration:00:50:26

The Moth Radio Hour: Knowing How and When to Fight

1/15/2019
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In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Stortellers: Hillary Boone, Maria Hodermarska, Ed Mabaya, Brad Lawrence and Angela Lush

Duration:00:50:02

Bye-Bye New York: Emad Kiyaei

1/11/2019
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On this episode, Emad Kiyaei tells us about his complicated relationship with America. Storyteller: Emad Kiyaei Hosted by: Dan Kennedy

Duration:00:12:29

The Moth Radio Hour: Family Photos, Grandmothers, Legos & Revenge

1/8/2019
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A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the power of Legos; and a bullied teen plots revenge.

Duration:00:49:09

The Alpha Wolf: Elizabeth Gilbert

1/4/2019
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On this episode, writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living. Storyteller: Elizabeth Gilbert Hosted by: Catherine Burns

Duration:00:18:49

The Moth Radio Hour: Love, Serve and Protect

1/1/2019
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In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system. Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song. Storytellers: Rob Simpson, Sheila Calloway, Beth Nielsen Hosted by: Meg...

Duration:00:51:34

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves

12/25/2018
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A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a “Hollywood” style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet. 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 in Woods...

Duration:00:50:27

Holiday Game Plans: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers

12/21/2018
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On this episode: two stories of different strategies to navigate the holiday season. Renata Sancken is nervous about her flight home for the holidays. Kate Tellers introduces her new boyfriend to her Christmas tradition. Storytellers: Renata Sancken and Kate Tellers Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: www.universalpictures.com/movies/welcome-to-marwen www.bostonbeer.com/ www.royalcaribbean.com/

Duration:00:15:53