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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Additional Files

236 Pieces

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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 05, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ishmael Beah, Credit: Sarah Stacke
In this episode, stories of who we are and what we present to the world. White lies, falsified documents, playing dress up, and big transformations...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Bobby Wilson, Credit: Photo by Jessica Lifland
In this hour, stories from the Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting from Jay Allison. A woman says goodbye...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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In this episode, bold attempts to revisit the past. A quarterback makes a trip back home, a wife attempts to understand her husband's past, a young...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jason Trieu
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her bes...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Alexis Chin, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman fall...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: André De Shields , Credit: Jason Falchook
In this episode, stories of the voices that inspire us, comfort us, and help us navigate the world--sometimes in defiance of science or logic. This...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Juliette Holmes, Credit: Jason Falchook
This week, an episode in honor of the International Day of the Girl Child, observed October 11. Stories from across continents and across generatio...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Cristina Briones, Credit: Photo by Lindley Rust
In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and hom...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Cheech Marin, Credit: Leavitt Wells
In this hour, stories of exposure to unexpected worlds, new traditions, and traversing boundaries. This episode is hosted by Jay Allison of Atlanti...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Christine Gentry, Credit: Photo by Allison Evans
In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jitesh Jaggi, Credit: Matthew Driscoll
In this hour, it's raining cats and dogs! (And a few snakes as well.) Reluctant pet owners, canine companionship, and an elderly cat named Rita. Th...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Ash Bhardwaj, Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Marjorie Tahbone, Credit: Kerry Tasker
In this hour, stories of curiosity and the unfamiliar: sharing food, the art of tattoo, rebellion on wheels, and Puff Daddy. This episode is hosted...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Barbara Collins Bowie, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a ...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Harjas Singh, Credit: JJ Jacobsen
In this episode, five storytellers work up the courage to face and battle fear and doubt. This episode is hosted by Moth Producer and Director Jodi...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Aleeza Kazmi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about confidence and uncertainty. A young girl is confronted with color and identity; a teenager lets loose at his school dan...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Colin Channer
Synopsis: In this episode, four storytellers square up to the truth. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ed Gavagan
In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday g...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2022
  • Length: 53:59