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.

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219 Pieces

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Caption: Gautam Narula
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Produ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Christopher Brune Horan, smiling, Credit: Ricky Steel
In this episode, five strangers redefine themselves and family in the face of their past. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Karan Chopra, Credit: Caroline Lacey
In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father stru...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Trystan Reese, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director....

  • Added: Jun 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Wanda Bullard, Credit: Flash Rosenberg
A special episode in honor of The Moth's 25th Anniversary! Five stories spanning a quarter century, each focusing on landmark moments -- from Moth ...

  • Added: May 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: R. Eric Thomas, Credit: Photo by Ilana Wurman
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer H...

  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Marlon James, Credit: Michael Holst
In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's sel...

  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ellen Stofan, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the...

  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Burnell Cotlon, Credit: Nkechi Chibueze
In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, an...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Abraham Leno, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges hers...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Elizabeth Gilbert, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursin...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Boots Riley
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Manuelito Wheeler, Credit: Leavitt Wells
In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Liel Leibovitz
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Shaun Leonardo, Credit: Omari Spears
In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Larry Kerr, Credit: Photo by Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Esther Ngumbi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her moth...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Edgar Ruiz Jr. , Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, som...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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