The Moth Radio Hour

Sundays at 9 p.m.

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.

Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate and often enlightening experience for the audience.

Episode 1515

12 hours ago
Joseph Michael

Storytellers: Alana Kinarsky, Maile Meloy, Samuel James, and Cheryl Hamilton.

Blue Men, Psychopaths, and a Bad Date

Jun 24, 2015
Rachel Dratch

John Grady is slightly burnt out after years of performing in the legendary Blue Man Group, but a surprising audience member changes his perspective.   James Fallon, a world renowned neurosurgeon, analyzes the brain scans of the criminally insane but then identifies something in a scan a bit closer to home.    Rachel Dratch ventures into the dating world and gets a rude awakening.

Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

Jun 22, 2015
Janna Levin

Janna Levin is an astrophysicist whose personal life seems to parallel the scientific law "opposites attract." 

Kodi Azari is a hand surgeon who describes his leadership role in one of the first-ever hand transplants in the US.

Eric S. Lander is a geneticist who is asked to testify in a murder case about DNA evidence.

David Crabb & Jia H. Jung: StorySLAM Favorites

Jun 19, 2015

Storytellers David Crabb and Jia H. Jung
Hosted by Dan Kennedy
Audio Production by Whitney Jones

Files are as they appeared on the podcast some stories include explicit language. Certain words may need to be bleeped to meet specific broadcast standards.  

Storytellers Ijeoma Oluo and April Salazar
Hosted by Dan Kennedy
Audio Production by Whitney Jones 

Files are as they appeared on the podcast some stories include explicit language. Certain words may need to be bleeped to meet specific broadcast standards. 

Fathers

Jun 10, 2015
Jordan Silverman

Andrew Postman tries to train himself not to pass out as he prepares for the births of his children.
Boris Timanovsky returns to Russia and places flowers at what he hopes is his grandfather's grave. 
Annalise Raziq's new stepfather brings order and some new rules. 
Dori Samadzai Bonner and her family escape Afghanistan and seek asylum in the United States.

Pizza, Polar Bears, and Rock Stars

Jun 3, 2015
Braden Moran

Pam Flowers goes on an 11-month journey and becomes the first woman to cross Alaska solo with a dog sled.
Moshe Schulman fears retribution from God for breaking Kosher while visiting his aunt in Long Island.
Jennifer Sodini weighs the dangers of sprinting past a stranger or her neighbor in her skivvies.
Duff McKagan finds sobriety and meaning in his life after a major health scare. 

Kidneys, Undergarments, and Cabbies

May 27, 2015
Dare Kumolu-Johnson

Dan Souza has his mouth wired shut for a month and a half after having jaw surgery. 
Gil Reyes needs a kidney transplant and as his family and friends are ruled out, his boyfriend offers him a kidney. 
Karen Duffin tries to find the courage to leave her faith behind.
Sarah Bunger becomes her father’s best friend and confidant after her mother dies.
Sam Dingman had a great thing going until he crashes his taxi twice in one day.

Father's Day Special 2015

May 21, 2015
Jordan Silverman

Andrew Postman tries to train himself not to pass out as he prepares for the births of his children. Boris Timanovsky returns to Russia and places flowers at what he hopes is his grandfather's grave. 
Annalise Raziq's new stepfather brings order and some new rules. 
Dori Samadzai Bonner and her family escape Afghanistan and seek asylum in the United States.

Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo

May 20, 2015
Chris Council and Emily Champlin, Courtesy of the Aspen Institute

Annie Korzen has trouble letting go as her son grows up, gets engaged, and gets married.

Matthew Dicks is more concerned with beating his own high school track teammates than winning the meet.

Richard Matthew must decide whether the risks of working in war torn areas of the world are worth it.

Hari Kondabolu finally confronts a heckler after years of hearing jerks in the front row.

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