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, March 4, 2014 2:20pmA man sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:06amA father finds the internet a scary place; a woman appreciates her strict minister grandfather; and a man strives to forgive.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:46pmA student runs with bulls; bicycle shopping gets complicated; a man sees warning signs on date; a woman meets her long lost brother; and a survivor has a recipe for healing.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:32pmA literary woman falls for a New York City fireman; Jim Beam’s great-grandson talks about growing up in a Kentucky bourbon family; and a father and son battle liberal guilt in a sauna.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:00amA 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.