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The Moth Podcast
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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Different Ways of Learning: Adrienne Lotson and Lopaka Kapanui

Peabody-award winning journalist Chenjerai Kumanyika hosts an episode which explores all the learning that takes place outside the classroom.

Storytellers:

Adrienne Lotson shares the stories her father told her about Harlem

Lopaka Kapanui learns some lessons from his mother about the legacies we leave behind

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Kid Stuff: Madden Mcdonagh, Nepurko Keiwua

On this episode, we learn from children. This episode is hosted by Chloe Salmon.

Storytellers:

Madden Mcdonagh gets more than she expected at a book fair.

Nepurko Keiwua leads a rib revolution.

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A Chat on the Stoop: Hasna Muhammad and In Deep Water

In this special episode, we examine the relationship between Swimming and the Black community. And we hear from one of our favorite podcasts, The Stoop. If you’d like to listen to more great stories from The Stoop, subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts, or visit thestoop.org to learn more.

This episode is hosted by Suzanne Rust and Leila Day.

Storyteller:

While out for a swim, Hasna Muhammad finds a kindred spirit.

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The Family Car: Mary Ann Ludwig and Melanie Kostrzewa

On this episode of the Moth podcast, we examine the relationship between cars and families. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storytellers:

Mary Ann Ludwig’s teenagers decide to get up to some trouble with the family car.

Melanie Kostrzewa redefines her relationship with her minivan.

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Hellos and Goodbyes: Woniya Thibeault and Mike Birbiglia

On this episode of The Moth Podcast, Catherine Burns, our former artistic director, shares the very first story she ever directed, and the last. This episode is hosted by Catherine Burns.

Storytellers:

Woniya Thibeault survives in the wilderness

Mike Birbiglia gets his heart broken

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In Search of Freedom: Juan Rodriguez

We take a look at the meaning of Independence Day through story. This episode is hosted by Larry Rosen.

Storyteller:

Juan Rodriguez recounts his American journey.

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Finding Pride: Tomas Davila and Ingrid Ebbesen

We find our pride through stories. This episode is hosted by Travis Coxson.

If you’d like to see a photo of Tomas Davila looking fabulous as he told his story at the Moth Ball, check out themoth.org/extras

Storytellers:

Tomas Davila and his father finally connect.

Ingrid Ebbesen goes dancing and finds herself.

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They Say It’s Your Birthday: Sheila Cavanaugh and Sandra Kwawu

On this episode, stories all about birthdays - and the importance we place on them. This episode is hosted by Kate Tellers.

Storytellers:

Sheila Cavanaugh accidentally steals someone else’s birthday.

Sandra Kwawu finds comfort in a celebration with her friends and family.

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Risqué Business: Whitney Connolly and Caroline Woodward

We’ve got two SLIGTHLY spicy stories. Don’t worry nothing untowards happens, but if you’re listening with kids, you might want to wait on this one. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers:

Whitney Connolly shares a photo without realizing what else is in the background.

A trip to Brazil provides a great teaching moment for both Caroline Woodward and her 3 year daughter.

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Pet Stars: Scott Sanders and Noriko Rosted

In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet day on April 30th, we’re sharing two Moth stories all about the special role pets play in our lives. This episode is hosted by the Moth’s Social Media Coordinator, Estee Daveed.

Storytellers:

Scott Sanders deals with jealousy as his dog becomes a more successful actor than he is.

Noriko Rosted must find a pet sitter for her beloved cat before her trip to Italy.

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Saying More with Less: Natalie Bell and Glenn North

We hear stories about poetry and how it can bring people together. This episode is hosted by Keighly Baron.

Storytellers:

Natalie Bell - Orthodontia and a high school poetry reading lead to awkwardness.

Glenn North - Feeling despondent about moving back to his hometown of Kansas City to take care of a sick parent, a young poet decides to rejuvenate the arts scene with a poetry night.

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On the Couch with a Good Book: Kashyap Raja and Errol McLendon

We hear stories about how books and reading can foster connection. This episode is hosted by Emily Couch

Storytellers:

Kashyap Raja finds beauty in reading the Gruffalo to a young child.

Errol McLendon receives some heartfelt gifts.

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Looking for Omelanka: Jean-Michele Gregory

We hear a story from someone searching for their family’s history. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

If you’d like to see photos of Jean-Michele and her grandmother, go to themoth.org/extras


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Getting Grown

Here’s a taste of The Moth’s very first spinoff, Grown!

Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts, or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com

This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.

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An Education: Mariama Diallo and PT Smith

We hear two stories about growing up, as well as listen to a preview of The Moth’s spinoff podcast: Grown.

Subscribe to Grown wherever you get your podcasts or check out its website for more information: www.grownpod.com

If you’re a student and want to bring Moth programming to your school, visit our website themoth.org/students. If you’re a teacher, visit themoth.org/education/teachers

Hosted by: Devin Elise Wilson

Storytellers:

Mariama Diallo learns to stand up for herself, and her brother.

PT Smith discovers the magic of reading


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Grown Season 1

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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Rooftops in Tehran: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

On this episode, we talk to Mojdeh Rezaeipour about the situation in Iran, and hear a story from her. This episode is hosted by Jenifer Hixson.

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New Beginnings: Dan Kennedy and Ophira Eisenberg

In this episode, we hear two stories about new years and new beginnings. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski.

Storytellers:

Dan Kennedy tries to make his new years’… explosive.

Ophira Eisenberg has a magical new years in a magical city.

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25 Years of Stories: All The Way Back

In this episode, we take a look back at the beginning of The Moth, and hear a story from our founder - George Dawes Green. This episode is hosted by Melvin Estrella and Pegi Vail.

George Dawes Green describes his encounters with the many characters of Surrency, Georgia while working on a crisis hotline.


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