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Moth Wins Peabody

“Storytelling, likely the oldest art, is revered and reinvigorated by this hour for everyday raconteurs,” write the Peabody judges regarding The Moth Radio HourRead more »


The Moth conducts six ongoing programs.

The Moth Mainstage is our flagship program, which has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot-dog eating champion and hundreds more. The Moth Mainstage is a staple of the literary and art scene in New York City, but also tours throughout the United States and abroad as The Moth on the Road.

The success of The Moth Mainstage inspired The Moth StorySLAM, our popular open mic storytelling competition, currently thriving in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit, and branching out further in the near future.

Launched in 2000, The Moth Community and Education Programs partner with schools and community organizations to teach storytelling principles, foster creative self-expression, and provide authentic performance opportunities to teens and adults.

The Moth is also available for the corporate sector through The Moth Corporate Program, which trains employees to utilize the power of storytelling to promote their goals and ideas.

The Moth Podcast offers a weekly story, free of charge, via digital download, and is downloaded over a million times a month.

The Moth Radio Hour, produced by The Moth and Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, is carried by more than 200 stations across the country.