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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


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Episodes

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

The Moth Radio Hour: Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers

9/10/2019
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A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Houris produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Duration:00:50:49

The Moth Radio Hour: Identity

9/3/2019
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In this hour, discovering one's roots, struggles to be taken seriously, and an unconventional Batman. Stories of finding and being true to oneself. 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: Simon Doonan, Lichelli Lazar-Lea, Paul Davis, Michelle Ephraim, Francois Clemmons

Duration:00:52:05

City of Angels: Bryan Kett & Julieta Gilbert

8/30/2019
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This week, two stories from Los Angeles. Hosted by: Dan Kennedy Storytellers: Bryan Kett, Julieta Gilbert

Duration:00:25:35

The Moth Radio Hour: Milton, Mary Kay, and Dognapping

8/27/2019
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An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store, an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem, filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father, and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer...

Duration:00:52:49

The Moth Radio Hour: Letting Go

8/20/2019
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In this hour, stories of shedding the past and looking towards the future; from fashion faux-pas to exoneration. This hour is hosted by Moth 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: Chris Foley, Caridad De La Luz, Andrew McGill, Patricia Brennan, Michael VonAllmen

Duration:00:52:18

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