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 Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org. 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 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 Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.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. 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 Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org.

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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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PLEASE NOTE: 2009's pilot season is available to stations on a case-by-case basis. Contact Sean Nesbitt if your station would like to air the pilot season. 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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Caption: Hannah Drake, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifes...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jane Otai, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her re...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Lynn Ferguson, Credit: Allan Onderchain
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Adam Gopnik, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A true fashionista auditions...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Gabby Shea, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Christopher Scott, Credit: Kathie Tam
In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director M...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Horace H.B. Sanders, Credit: Sean Carter
An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal dist...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Nimisha Ladva, Credit: Bob Sweeney
In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Roald Hoffmann, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by ...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sofija Stefanovic, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Cathe...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jessi Klein
In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, cha...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 53:58