The Moth Radio Hour

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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.

Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events at exchange.prx.org/themoth. The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the program.


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Caption: Erin Barker, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dre...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Danyel Smith
A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, a...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Max García Conover, Credit: Tim Ouillette
In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divid...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Betty Reid Soskin, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Frederick Hauck, Credit: Greta Rybus
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, hosted by Dan Kennedy, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A high s...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: LeeThomas, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Shaykh Umar, Credit: Mark Earley
In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Director. ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Danusia Trevino
In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake, Credit: Lindley Rust
In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is host...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Stephanie Summerville, Credit: Stephanie Craig
A special live edition of The Moth at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City hosted by Peter Aguero, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. An activist ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sarah Jane Johnson, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance en...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Ophira Eisenberg, Credit: Christian Weber
Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Alistair Bane, Credit: David Harmantas
In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright o...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Monte Montepare, Credit: Keni Fukudome
A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Pierre Epstein, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Bridgett Davis, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Liste...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Caitlin FitzGerald, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in t...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jay Martel, Credit: Braden Moran
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with s...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58