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53 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Punks, Blessings, Burlesque and Lotus Flowers
In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Eddy Laughter sees her future at her first concert. Christopher Brune-Horan finds sanctuary in an unlikely location. Louise Newton-Keogh learns an important lesson about controlling the universe. Pauline Nguyen reconciles with a harbinger of fear. Denise Bledsoe Slaughter gets a second mother when she needs it most.
23 minutes | Jun 24, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Pride
This week, we celebrate Pride. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen. Host: Larry Rosen Storytellers: Donald Harrison, Tara Clancy
53 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour - Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops
In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. 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 David Kendall inherits his love of music from his father. Chris Myers rides out his emotions after the birth of his daughter. Nestor Gomez struggles to pick out his baby among a group of newborns. Karan Chopra learns to live his life by his father's example. Amanda Hamilton Roos confesses her sins to her father, literally. Jack Marmorstein realizes the role he must play in his nephew's life.
18 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Joy and Juneteenth
This week, a special Juneteenth episode. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust. Host: Suzanne Rust Storyteller: Alvin Hall
53 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Something Borrowed, Something New
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson Omar Qureshi tries to find acceptance in a home that hates him. Kari Adams faces up a storm of trouble when an uncontrollable force comes crashing into her wedding. Donna Otter attends a tantric body painting party on the heels of her divorce. Trystan Reese must deal with the world’s reaction when he goes viral for becoming a pregnant trans man.
29 minutes | Jun 10, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Truth
This week, we hear a discussion about truth in storytelling. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storyteller: Dorothy Storck Discussion: Kate Tellers, Sarah Austin Jenness, Jenifer Hixson
54 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Celebrating The Moth's 25th Anniversary
A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth history to global events. 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 Purity Kagwiria chooses a name for herself. Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television. Tony Hendra gets inspiration from a surprising source. Jeffery Rudell's honesty with his parents fails to yield the love, compassion and forgiveness they taught him to value. Wanda Bullard's father trusts a prisoner, with surprising results.
25 minutes | Jun 3, 2022
This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness. Host: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Robin Utz Jill Chenault If you are interested in more stories that spotlight these issues – through the experiences of those who lived them – visit themoth.org for an extended playlist.
53 minutes | May 31, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Squeaky Wheels
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jenifer Hixson R. Eric Thomas pens a satire for his college paper with unintended consequences. Annie Tan stokes the fire of her curiosity, but uncovers a dark moment in her family’s history. Morely McBride comes across a stroke of luck when wandering the streets of New York City. Warren Dahlin makes a friend who stays with him in life and in death.
51 minutes | May 24, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: When the World Shifts
In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's self. This episode is hosted by Brandon Grant, Director of Marketing at The Moth. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Brandon Grant Marlon James discovers his talent as a junior exorcist. Hannah Brennan learns there is wisdom in her body. While going through a divorce, Tricia Rose Burt finds comfort in her art. Kim Sykes recalls growing up in New Orleans with a complicated father.
22 minutes | May 20, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Storytelling with Neil Gaiman
This week, we learn about storytelling from Neil Gaiman. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. Host: Michelle Jalowski Storyteller: Neil Gaiman Interviewer: Catherine Burns
54 minutes | May 17, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Sailing on an Alien Sea
In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the icy seas of Saturn’s moon Titan - we learn that predisposition does not mean predestined and sometimes A is larger than C. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the producer of this show. Hosted by: Jay Allison Storytellers: James McClintock a scientist researching at McMurdo Station, Antartica makes an interesting discovery. Lone Frank deep dives into personal genomics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan gets entangled in the language of math. Ellen Stofan sets her sights on exploring an alien sea.
55 minutes | May 10, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: You Gone Learn
In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, and from children. This episode is hosted by Moth host Jon Goode. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Jon Goode Storytellers: Dan Souza teaches English and learns about Hungarian karaoke. Jen Rubin plans to be spontaneous. Matty Struski learns about resiliency, and slides. Diane Harari learns that piano recitals are child's play. Burnell Cotlon returns to the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the community he loves.
19 minutes | May 6, 2022
25 Years of Stories: The UK and Ireland
This week, we celebrate The Moth’s launch in the UK and Ireland with stories about an eventful vacation in Greece and a positive pregnancy test. This episode is hosted by Sara Barron. Host: Sara Barron Storytellers: Catherine Brophy Charlotte Mooney The story Sara Barron mentioned in the intro was Michael Such’s “Waiting To Go“: https://themoth.org/stories/waiting-to-go
55 minutes | May 3, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Camouflage - Stories of Hidden Selves
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges herself to a humble life of joy; a father writes in his son’s voice; and a young man from Sierra Leone is enlisted to serve in war. 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. Hosted by: Sarah Austin Jenness Storytellers: Kevin Rose goes undercover at a Evangelical Christian university. Sister Carolyn Martin commits herself to a love greater than any other. Boris Timanovsky has a transatlantic pen pal adventure. Abraham Leno has a dream of college are threatened when war breaks out in his country.
55 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Remembering Our Loved Ones Through Story
In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursing home, with special excerpts from the Moth's new audio book. 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: Sharon D'Orsie goes on adventures with her aging mother. Adrienne Lotson worries she's not cut out to be a chaplain. Writer Elizabeth Gilbert shares her struggle in dealing with her partner’s terminal illness and what it taught her about living.
24 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Community
This week, we feature a story about an eventful party conference in Australia. Plus, we take a look at our new book: “How to Tell a Story: The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth.“ This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers. Host: Kate Tellers Storytellers: Kathryn Bendall
55 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: Under The Gun
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental student travels to a dangerous Colombian town to finish her residency; and a music artist comes face to face with military police. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Cheryl Della Pietra gets acquainted with gun-toting Hunter S. Thompson. Martha Ruiz Perilla is asked to save a life or lose her own. Boots Riley is trying to get home, but runs into problems on a naval base in San Francisco.
55 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
The Moth Radio Hour: The Wisdom of Elders
In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour is hosted by regular Moth host Angelica Lindsey-Ali. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Angelica Lindsey-Ali Storytellers: Ishmael Beah is separated from his beloved grandmother during the war in Sierra Leone. Rose Saia feels understood by her new 4th grade eacher. Charlotte Mooney helps a man wandering on the highway. Manuelito Wheeler wants to help preserve the Navajo language by dubbing Star Wars.
20 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
25 Years of Stories: Giving and Receiving Love
This week, we feature two stories about love. This episode is hosted by Dame Wilburn. Host: Dame Wilburn Storytellers: Kimberly Gotches, Alex Campbell
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