Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. 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. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, standing up to bullies and accepting help from strangers. Storytellers: Katie Smith, Catherine Palmer,
Three stories developed and crafted in The Moth Community Program:
A daughter is confronted by her parent's empty fridge, a girl struggles with her family's neighborly etiquette, and a teacher speaks up in defense of one of her female students.
A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of a crime.
Storytellers: David Crabb, Petina Gappah, Liz Allen, and Kate Braestrup.
A special Valentine's Day episode of The Moth Podcast: A woman falls in love with a man over a decade younger than her, a man tries to keep his promise to his high school sweetheart, and a young woman has to make a difficult decision.