The Moth

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Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

The Moth Radio Hour is now available on PRX, so you can experience true stories told live on stage without scripts. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales.  Learn more here about The Moth, the program series, storytellers and live events. 

Today The Moth has three ongoing programs, all of which contribute their very best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life (an astronaut, an owl expert, a reformed pickpocket, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among the hundreds and hundreds of storytellers to date); The Moth’s StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth’s community outreach program, MothShop, which bring workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

Come to our web site at themoth.org. 

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The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor. Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the fall 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Broadcast rights for the Fall 2010 Season open on October 1, 2010, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to April 30, 2011. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com. 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. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life.

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The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Moth Radio Hour Specials are available to all stations.

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The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor. Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media, the spring 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com.

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The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor. Broadcast rights for the Spring 2011 Season open on April 29, 2011, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to September 30, 2011. If you have questions about carriage, contact Israel Smith at ismarketing@yahoo.com.

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Put The Moth Marathon to work in your pledge drive.

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The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.

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The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. This is a list of previously aired episodes that are available only for subscribers of The Moth Radio Hour. These evergreen alternates may be aired in place of a weekly episode at the discretion of the station in the event that you have any technical issues or concerns about mature content on any given show.

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The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.

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The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.

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Put the power of The Moth to work for your pledge drive.


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Caption: Ryan Knighton, Credit: Roger Ho
A comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a you...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Micah Cordy
Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station. Read the full descript...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, NET Radio (Nebraska), WITF, WYSO, WCPN and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 42:11
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Marika Hughes, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery abo...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Siddhartha Mukherjee, Credit: Jason Falchook
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakin...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Cristina Briones, Credit: Photo by Lindley Rust
In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and hom...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Flora Hogman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young w...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jillian Lauren, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3r...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Rosanne Cash, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth R...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Barbara Collins Bowie, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:57