Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom, "bible bucks" at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer, an alpha big brother, an imaginary last meal, the Bad News Bears of high school Basketball and the need for romantic decluttering.
A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dream; a hitchhiker is picked up by an infamous driver; an exchange student experiences Japanese mosh pit etiquette; a teenager does a newspaper review of an Iggy Pop album and gets a surprising response.
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds on the street; a woman describes her harrowing rape and pursuit of stability; and an actor proposes marriage, but waits a long, long time for an answer.
A flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge in an unknown land; and a young preacher runs out of gas and ends up in a Texas pool hall. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
MRH 1408 A special show featuring stories from Australia. A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community, a lonely man befriends an orphaned monkey and a famous Australian actress is horrified by a paparazzi shot of her on the beach in her "bathers."
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about receiving, and possibly losing, Michelin Stars; comedian Lisa Lampanelli tells about her hilarious and moving stint at a fitness camp.
A life-changing email arrives from an almost-stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar in Greenwich Village in the 1970’s; an adoptee fears rejection by her birth family in Korea; and a newlywed’s stomach ache turns life threatening.
A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth.
A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds; a woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister grandfather; and a man strives to grant forgiveness after a devastating loss. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
A literary woman sparks a romance with a New York City fireman, Jim Bean's great-grandson describes growing up under the watchful eye of his famous Kentucky bourbon family, and a father and son battle liberal guilt in a sauna.
A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school principal goes above and beyond with a needy student; a teenager has a life changing experience during an internship at a hospital; and an experienced nurse has to act fast to save a life.