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Moth Radio Hour
Moth Radio Hour

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. 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. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

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28:45

25 Years of Stories: Searching for Direction

On this episode, we get in the holiday spirit with a tale about a very special Xmas. Then, we discuss how directors can shape Moth stories. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Storyteller: Peter Aguero
53:28

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the Cowboy Poetry Gathering

In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye to her childhood ranch; a young girl finally gets her wish to own a pet; a Guatemalan teenager goes on a silent and stealthy mission; and a Dakota man tries to track down someone he has not seen in years. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: Teresa Jordan returns home to a parched and cracked land. Dame Wilburn visits Macon, Georgia for a summer and gets an unconventional pet. Nestor Gomez flees the Guatemalan Civil War to the safety of his mother’s home. Bobby Wilson hears of a Dakota man he desperately tries to meet.
53:29

The Moth Radio Hour: You Can't Go Back

In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young man discovers the rodeo, and an adult is cast in a high school play. This episode 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: Ivan McClellan discovers the Black Rodeo. Rachel McCormick attempts to understand her immigrant husband's past. Steve Peebles is offered a role in a high school play, despite being an adult. Kimberly Reed confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown.
28:17

25 Years of Stories: Finding Community

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 1999, to the origins of the Moth’s community program. We’ll have a story about The Mets, and one about life after prison. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Storytellers: Marie Hershkowitz David Gaskin
53:29

The Moth Radio Hour: The Vietnam War

In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her best to save the lives of soldiers; and a young man tries to save his little brothers as Saigon falls. Hosted by The Moth’s 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: Dave Dillard and his company are trekking through the Vietnamese jungle when they hear an unusual sound. Edie Meeks comes to face the carnage of war. Jason Trieu tries to save his family as the U.S. Army retreats and Saigon falls.
23:15

25 Years of Stories: One Plus One Plus One Plus…

On this week’s episode, we take a look back at 2000, the origin of the Moth StorySLAMs. In lieu of bringing you to an actual show, we’ll be playing ten abbreviated versions of GrandSLAM-winning stories. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson. Storytellers: Donna Otter Tere Negrete Vivienne Anderson Pam Burrell Juliette Holmes Craig Mangum Ruby Cooper Phyllis Bowdwin Wilson Seely and Ray Christian For more information on all of our storytellers, go to the moth.org/extras.
53:30

The Moth Radio Hours: Thrill Seekers, Wanderlust, and an Italian Stallion

This week, stories about adventures and thrills. 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: Mack Dryden Janice Bartley Brian Gavagan Lex Jade Lucy Hayward
53:27

The Moth Radio Hour: Guiding Lights

In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. This episode is hosted by Moth 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: André De Shields is inspired by his sister and muse, Iris.  Bud Trillin and a Chinatown chicken play tic-tac-toe.  In the wake of an unfathomable loss, Francine Lobis Wheeler must navigate grieving in the public eye.