The Moth Library - Denise Scheuermann

“Unfortunately, I got caught in the act. One of my coworkers had seen me doing my little ritual.”

The Kindness of Strangers The Moth Radio Hour
See This Episode

Story Library

Check out our library of broadcast stories... From the most recently released stories to the first ones ever aired.

The Moth Podcast
A World of Difference: Andy Fischer-Price and Sofija Stefanovic

A son learns to cope with the dramatized death of his famous mountain climber father and a young girl realizes her communist Serbian upbringing was lacking on a stopover in the beautiful Singapore airport on the way to her family’s new life in Australia.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
10th Podcast Anniversary: Shana Creaney, Dennis Oulahan, and Carol Daniel

Last year The Moth celebrated 500 episodes of our podcast with some of our favorite stories through the years. But this year for our 10th anniversary of the podcast, we look ahead to the future with never-heard-before stories from some our newest additions to The Moth staff. Each story comes from a different part of The Moth programs: SLAM, education, and Mainstage for a full-scope of tales to enjoy.

A Catholic school student is singled out by an unexpected person, a teacher is overcome on a day of celebration, and a radio-host is at the center of a debate of identity.

Want to enter the contest to guest-host the Moth Podcast? Find out how to enter here!

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Stories from Nairobi: Sandra Kimokoti, Rehema Nanfuka & Bina Maseno

In this episode, we share three stories from our Global Community workshop and showcase in Nairobi, Kenya. Sandra Kimokoti is challenged by ideas about body image and femininity. Rehema Nanfuka tries to address an issue on-screen and off. Bina Maseno eagerly awaits election results when she runs for political office.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Home and Abroad: Paul Murray, Margie Morris, and Chandrika Naryanan-Mohan

In this episode, three stories all about our travels at home and abroad. Paul Murray indulges in forbidden (and fermented) fruit in Italy. Margie Morris brings back gifts for her child's classmates - just not the ones she thought. Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan has a life dictated by her visa.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
A Tribute to Bokara

A tribute episode to Bokara Legendre. 

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Culture and Legacy: Mmachi Dimoriaku and Sharif El-Mekki

Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name, and Sharif El-Mekki walks in the shadow of his parents.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Progress Not Perfection

On this week's episode, we ring in the new year. Stories about resolutions, change, and new perspectives.

Kemp Powers is convinced he will never be a good dad.

Matteson Perry agrees to two resolutions after learning a lesson in love the hard way.

Rachel Lee puts her marketing skills to their toughest test yet.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
The Denver Battle of the SLAMs

On this episode, three stories from our 2016 Battle of the SLAMs winner: Denver. Featuring stories from three local storytellers: Andrew Orvedhal, Madeleine Berenson, and Harry Fleenor. A comic gets his big break; a girl pulls a delicious prank; and a young boy learns all about sex (kind of).

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
World AIDS Day: Anya Rymer & Lepheana Mosooane

In this special episode of the podcast, for World AIDS Day, two stories from people whose lives are blindsided by HIV/AIDS. Storytellers: Anya Rymer and Lepheana Mosooane. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

Get your running shoes on, because in this episode we’re pounding the pavement. A man has his own personal “Rocky” moment, and a woman commemorates a decision she made 18 years ago. Stories by Steve Clark and Megan McNally. Hosted by Dan Kennedy.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Cut, Dye, Burn: Stories about Hair

A man entrusts a brand new hair stylist to give him a fresh new look; a sacred bond between hair dresser and client is formed; and a night at a winery leads to a drastic change. Storytellers: Erik Heen, Mark Lamb, and Corinne Rich.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Nathan Englander: Thumbs Up!

Nathan Englander's knack for photography lands him in a tricky situation while traveling abroad.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Jim Giaccone: Memories, Monsters, Mountaintops

A man conquers a nightmare in memory of his brother.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Nate Charles & Adam Gopnik

Nate Charles deals with his distant-sounding father, and Adam Gopnik battles liberal guilt with his son in a sauna.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
The Freedom Riders and Me: Barbara Collins Bowie

A woman finds motivation through the hardships of Jim Crow in Mississippi.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
500th Episode Special

On this special 500th episode of the podcast, we dig through our archives and pick some of our favorite stories that have been shared on The Moth stage. Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director, and George Dawes Green, The Moth founder, join Dan Kennedy in hosting.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Robert Sherer & Ann Jankie

Robert Sherer cares for his elderly grandmother, but can't escape her concerning eye. And Ann Jankie learns a lesson in turning embarrassment and worry into one of pride.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Apocalypse Now?: Om Choudhary & Annabelle Gurwitch

In this episode, apocalypse now? Om Choudhary learns that even in dire times it's still not the end of the world, and Annabelle Gurwitch tries to usher in a new era of change — the Age of Aquarius.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
On The Line: Jami Bernat-Frye Cates & Samuel Leighton-Dore

A woman on a blind-date sees (and feels) the light, and a young boy tries to send a message but gets some wires crossed. Two stories in this episode of The Moth all about putting yourself on the line and risking it all.

See Episode
The Moth Podcast
Stories of Pride: Micah Truran, Kiri Bear & Gil Reyes

On this special episode of The Moth podcast, we're featuring three stories to celebrate and commemorate the LGBTQ community. Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, and being whatever, Kiri Bear learns some bonds are stronger than biology, and Gil Reyes receives the best gift ever from the love of his life.

See Episode