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.
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC with Rachel Dratch, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A physicist rethinks his career path -- and his medication — a character actor shares the backstory on a pivotal scene in the classic film Silence of the Lambs and a young woman returns to Iran, the country of her birth, during the controversial 2009 elections.
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch meets a debonair man at a cocktail party and dares to think he might be Mr. Right; and a world-renowned neuroscientist identifies patterns in the brains of psychopathic killers. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality tv show; a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton; a woman flies cross country to help the aging father she hasn't seen in 18 years; and a father's courage is put to the test in his own home. Hosted by The Moth’s Curatorial Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.