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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.
Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.
Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth's StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth's community outreach program, MothShop, which brings workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:00pmAn activist finds himself sitting down to an awkward meal, a woman recalls her first kiss, and a Vietnam veteran battles with her identity.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:17amA woman makes a series of discoveries about her family’s past.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 1:46pmA young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy, a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child, and a civil rights activist is imprisoned by police in Louisiana.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:19pmA mother and daughter start “the conversation” and a boy realizes that his family is poor.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 1:59pmAfter losing her mother to breast cancer, a woman must make a tough decision; an undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a kid; and a young man tries to console a friend who had her heart broken by an Elvis Impersonator.