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: Catherine Palmer, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Photo by Sean Carter, Credit: Suzie Afridi
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
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Additional Optional Spots from Jay Allison *note that music is included if you'd like to use it for mixing

Bought by Troy Public Radio and KAZU Seaside, Calif.


  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 04:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ross Jessop, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jon Bennett, Credit: Jack Pasco
A fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. In this episode, stories of the private lives of parents. Their secrets, their...

Bought by WKSU, KCRW, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KMXT, MPR News Stations and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2022
  • Length: 45:25
  • Purchases: 36
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: Feb 01, 2022
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Matt Cosby
In this hour, finding one's place among family. Caregivers, care recipients, and stewards of cremains. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Dire...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Navreet Chawla , Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from b...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Theo Welling
A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hannah Morris, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about places frozen in time, memories preserved, and seemingly interminable moments. A small town, public transportation, an ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:59