The Moth

Sat 1-2pm

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.

Ways to Connect


  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:58am

    Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marriage, but waits a long, long time for an answer. 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 in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Storytellers: Flash Rosenberg, Walter Mosley, Barbara Wiener, and Richard Kind.

    Originally podcasted: 4/8/2014

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  • Friday, July 13, 2018 5:00am

    A few months ago, we put out a call to listeners to host their own episode of The Moth podcast for its 10th anniversary. Today we're thrilled to pass the mic over to listener Tonya Scott Williams. In this episode, Tonya chooses three of her favorite stories to share.

    A successful businessman reveals his childhood dream. An expecting couple rush through an unexpected trip into the night. An online connection leads to a real-world rekindling.

    We'll also hear from two other listeners who wrote in that we loved. A special thanks to Larrnell Cross and Brennen Beckwith. If you’d like to listen to the story Larrnell mentioned in this episode, you can hear that here.

    Storytellers: Alvin Hall, Eric Call, and Julie Baker

    Hosted by: Tonya Scott Williams

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:27am

    A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; a grandson brings joy to a nursing home; and a woman releases her grief and lets her passion take over. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.

    Storytellers: Steve Zimmer, Amy Rood, Jay Dixit, Robert Weinstein, and Satori Shakoor.

    Sponsored by:

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:00am

    In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

    Storytellers: Phyllis Bowdwin, Sue Steinacher, and Gautam Narula.

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  • Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00am

    Bill Russell uses his inner-knowledge of air travel to make his way home. Journey Jamison must spring into action when death comes knocking.

    Storytellers: Bill Russell and Journey Jamison.

    Hosted by Dan Kennedy

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