The Moth

The Moth

Arts, Performing Arts, Comedy

Chart Positions

Arts 3
Top 200 44
Performing Arts 2

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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Hail Mary & Gethwana Mahlase

December 6th, 2016

In this episode, we head to South Africa for thefirst ever Johannesburg Mainstage show. A woman confronts her fears by sharing a personal truth, and a career-woman takes a leap of faith.

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In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles with his unruly neighbors, an artists shares memories of growing up on the Navajo Nation and a journalist exposes one of the greatest sports scandals of our […]

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Michael VonAllmen & Ted Conover

November 22nd, 2016

A man vows to help his fellow ex-inmate, and a manpays a price for the tough attitude he develops as a corrections officer.

A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive father, an Iraqi man risks his life working as a translator for the armed forces. Storytellers: Ted Hartley, Taniki Richard, and Abbas Mousa.