1/1 11a: Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down and out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and New York writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
Sun. 12/11 11a: A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make Al Gore funny"), and a young art student battles her demons in the pursuit of love.
Sun. 1/9: An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store; an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harlem; filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) pays tribute to his father; and Dan Kennedy has an unforgettable therapy session with a social worker named Milton.
Hosted by The Moth's Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
Sun. 1/2 - A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral, a professional blackjack player faces down his gambling demons, and Colin Quinn (Weekend Update, SNL) is hired to do comedy for Robert DeNiro's birthday party...and bombs.
Hosted by comic and author Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me"). The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.
Sun. 6/13: A prisoner in a small town lock-up gets sprung on a promise; a man desperate for a cure for depression travels to Africa to try a tribal remedy; and novelist/screenwriter Richard Price ("Clockers," "Lush Life," "The Wire") gets a lesson in interrogation in the back of a NYC cop car.
Wanda Bullard - "The Small Town Prisoner" - A jailer lends a felon an escape car Andrew Solomon - "Notes on an Exorcism" - Senegalese cure for depression Richard Price - "Fishing Hole on Delancey" - Racial profiling on a bike ride
Sun. 6/20: Geneticist Paul Nurse, a Nobel Laureate, learns the truth about his origins, a nine-alarm blaze in Boston's Chinatown teaches a daughter about her father's wisdom, and a cop's misadventures during a stakeout.
Paul Nurse - "Discussing Family Trees in School Can Be Dangerous" - A geneticist discovers his true identity Ellie Lee - "A Kind of Wisdom" - A Chinatown fire brings a family and community together Steve Osborne - "The Stakeout" - A NYC cop mistakes a dentist for a bank robber
Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.