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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270 Pieces

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In this hour, stories of being gentle and kind—to ourselves and to others. Health scares, sound baths, and friend dates. This episode is hosted by ...

  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Carmen Rita Wong, Credit: Deborah Martin
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by M...

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Beth Ann Fennelly, Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour, stories of structures and strictures—and the struggles against them. School assignments, teenage rebellion, and the proper time to ea...

  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Melissa Rodriguez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention...

  • Added: May 06, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour, a professional impersonator gets an unusual gig, a journalist is befuddled by the facts, and a brother sister duo who really love ba...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Zellia Fossett, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emo...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2024
  • 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: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Anthony Chin-Quee, Credit: Elena Nassati
In this hour, stories of diving in—whether we want to or not. In a job, in a relationship, or into the unknown. This episode is hosted by Moth Seni...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Andrea Collier, Credit: Nkechi Chibueze
In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a tee...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Amana Mbise, Credit: Michael Dinneen
In this hour, stories of the things we hold dear—kitchen staples, family heirlooms, and an important soccer ball. This episode is hosted by Moth Se...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Christian McBride
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols, storytellers encountering the very people they've always wanted to meet. A signature turns into a men...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sunny Jacobs, Credit: Neil Gonzalez
In this hour, stories of finding hope, grace, and light during unexpected times and in unexpected places. A bookstore, a high school tournament, an...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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 04, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going! In this hour, stories of moving through discomfort—grief, revisiting painful history, stepping outs...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
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To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections. Lost baggage, Kool Aid mishaps, and not eating enough fruit. This e...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Archy Jamjun, Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. Th...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jackie Andrews, Credit: Margaret Baker
A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspe...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 53:57