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The Moth Podcast: Birmingham

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 On this episode, we share two stories from Birmingham, Alabama.

Host: Suzanne Rust

Storytellers:

Anne Wheeler tries to get a part in a play.

Anthony Underwood figures that the best way to get good banana pudding is to make it himself.

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback


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The Moth Podcast: Star Wars

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On this episode, we visit a galaxy far far away, with three stories all about the impact of Star Wars. Plus, a discussion about why Star Wars has resonated for more than 50 years. 

Hosts: Brandon Grant-Walker and Edgar Ruiz, Jr.

Storytellers:

Dame Wilburn confuses a man in a costume for the real Darth Vader.

Shannan Paul’s mother teaches her that it’s alright to fall in love with science-fiction.

Manuelito Wheeler translates Star Wars: A New Hope into Navajo.

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The Moth Podcast: Funnybone

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On this episode, we're going to have a little fun with the human body. We’ve got two stories all about bones and funnybones.

Host: Michelle Jalowski

Storytellers:

Jason Schommer takes a sleep study… and dreams of Ricky Martin.

Caroline Connolly learns a few unintended lessons from her mother.

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

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The Moth Podcast: River City

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On this episode, two stories from the Louisville StorySLAMs.

Host: Alex Román Peters

Storytellers:

Ethan Sweetland-May learns about hunting from his grandfather.

Trevor Nourse gets lost in a cave.

If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback


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Take Me Out To The Ballgame

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The crack of the bat! The smell of hot dogs! The towering home runs! In celebration of Opening Day, we've got two stories about America's Past-time.

Host: Larry Rosen

Storytellers:

Joseph Gallo learns about his father, and about baseball.

Muneesh Jain travels to every baseball stadium in the country.

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback


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Opening the Page

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On this episode, a story from our new book, A Point of Beauty.

Host: Tiq Milan

Storyteller:

Shaun Leonardo pursues his dream of becoming a luchador.

The Moth’s new book, A Point of Beauty: True Stories of Holding On and Letting Go releases March 19th. Order it here, or wherever you get your books.

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Melbourne: Elizabeth Gray and Cal Wilson

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On this episode, two stories from Melbourne, and we’ll reflect on the legacy of comedian and SLAM host Cal Wilson.

Host: Chloe Salmon

Storytellers:

Elizabeth Gray’s son has an interesting first day of school.

Cal Wilson is inspired by her five year old son to take swimming lessons.

Here’s Cal Wilson’s article about The Moth: https://www.smh.com.au/enterta...

If you’d like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

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Hair Ties: Imogen Wall and Heather Rae

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On this episode, we share two stories all about how hair can connect us. As a note, Imogen Wall’s story talks about someone experiencing the suicide of a loved one, if that subject is difficult for you, you might want to skip that story. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can call 988 in the US for free and confidential support.

Host: Marc Sollinger

Storytellers:

Heather Rae looks to a wayward band of strangers to help get her keys out of the car that is locked and running.

Imogen Wall finds connection and comfort in a hair salon.


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The Big Easy: Emilie Bahr and Emily Richmond

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On this episode, we share two stories from one of the best places to hear a live story, New Orleans. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

Storytellers:

Emilie Bahr deals with some pants issues, with the help of her father.

Emily Richmond wrestles with a grade school survey.

Whether you’re in New Orleans or not, if YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

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Slamming into the New Year: Liza Cooper and Jim Winship

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On this episode, we share two stories, one meta, and one about a mountain music festival.

Host: Gabriel Szajnert

Storytellers:

Liza Cooper tells a story… about telling a moth story.

Jim Winship finds healing at a mountain-music festival.

If YOU’D like to share your own story, or would just love to hear some incredible live storytelling, check out a Story Slam near you: https://themoth.org/events

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback

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Secret Santa: Jeannie Colon and James Gordon

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In this episode, we’re sharing stories about Santa. Normally, we don’t air stories that reveal that Santa isn’t real, however, we decided to break that tradition for a special episode. So, if any kids might listen, be warned.

Jeannie Colon confronts a Santa betrayal.

James Gordon has to live the role of Santa.

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Pigging Out on Thanksgiving: Adam Linn

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On this episode of The Moth podcast, we’re re-airing a treasured episode from our archives. We thought it would be especially fun for the day after Thanksgiving. And just a reminder -- if you'd like to listen to our 26-year library of Moth stories, click here.

Hosted by:

Dan Kennedy

Storyteller:

Adam Linn

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Lessons from Dad: Masooma Ranalvi

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In this episode, we explore what we can learn from our fathers. Hosted by Emily Couch, Producer of Special Projects and Radio at the Moth.

Storyteller:

Masooma Ranalvi learns some important lessons about justice and courage from her father.

The Moth would like to thank its listeners and supporters. Stories like these are made possible by community giving. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming one or making a one-time donation today at themoth.org/giveback


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On the Water: Linda Grosser and Jon Goode

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In this episode, stories about the power of water. Hosted by Kate Tellers, Senior Director at The Moth.

Storytellers:

Linda Grosser discovers more about herself on a sailboat.

Jon Goode learns that it’s all about standing in the right line.

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Giving Back: Jim Beebe-Woodard and Richard Cardillo

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On this episode, we feature two stories all about giving back. Hosted by the Moth’s Director of Development, Lee Ann Gullie.

If the transformative power of storytelling has reached you or you would like to ensure it reaches others, please make a donation to The Moth today. Text GIVE23 to 78679 to make a fully tax-deductible donation and help ensure our continued work to nurture empathy and build community.

Storytellers:

Jim Beebe-Woodard’s parents teach him a lesson about empathy and care for others.

Richard Cardillo heals through the act of giving bread.

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Grown Season 2

Grown is a new podcast from The Moth that is all about the in-between: the nebulous, the liminal, the just plain weird time between those awkward teenage years and full-on adulthood.

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Grown is co-hosted by Aleeza Kazmi and Alfonso “Fonzo” Lacayo, two Moth storytellers and graduates of The Moth’s Education program who are on the cusp of adulthood themselves. Together, they guide listeners through true stories that deal with the challenges and joys of growing up. Using their unique points of view, Aleeza and Fonzo will discuss first crushes, culture, identity, secrets, and more. Like The Moth Podcast, Grown centers these fresh, personal stories told at Moth events worldwide—but Grown also features conversations with the storytellers themselves, on the street interviews, audio diaries from young voices, and more. Grown is a podcast that reminds us that no matter how old we are, we’re never fully grown.

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Halloween: Sofya Tamarkin and Tricia Ho

Halloween can be a time when we both put on our masks and take them off. In this episode, two stories about two different Halloween nights. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

Storytellers:

Sofya Tamarkin - A child from the Soviet Union learns about American Halloween traditions.

Tricia Ho - A Halloween party becomes genuinely frightening.

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I'm Still Here: Albert Hepner

On this episode, we share a story about resilience, survival, and one child’s experience in the holocaust. Stick around after the story for an interview with Albert Hepner, where we’ll talk to him about his life after the war, what we can take away from his experiences, and so much more. This episode is hosted by director and producer Michelle Jalowski, who also directed Albert’s story.

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Popping Up: Tonja Murphy

On this episode, we take a look at one of the coolest projects the Moth has done - the traveling Pop Up Porch. And we hear a story that came out the Pop Up Porch from Tonja Murphy about how her students always tell her the truth.

We also interview Rita Brent - who hosted one of our events and shares her experiences.

Hosted by:
Aldi Kaza

Storyteller: Tonja Murphy

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It’s Magic: Micaela Blei and Anthony Griffith

We experience magic in different forms. This episode is hosted by Moth director Jodi Powell.

Storytellers:

Micaela Blei becomes friends with a magician and wants something more.

Anthony Griffith navigates life with his single mom.

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