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

238 Pieces

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In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Pro...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Zeeshan Nayeemuddin, Credit: Emily Falcigno
In this hour, stories of big leaps and taking chances. Adventures in the wilderness, dance class, and finding one's way home. This episode is hoste...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hoste...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jacoby Cochran, Credit: Kent Meister
In this hour, stories of the places that leave a lasting impression. A skating rink, a golf course, a restaurant, and a cemetery. This episode is h...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meani...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Nicole Kelly, Credit: David Harmantas
In this episode, stories from the gray areas and in-between spaces. Stuck in the middle, straddling two worlds, or searching for where you belong. ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Eva Santiago, Credit: Braden Moran
In honor of Valentine's Day, let The Moth whisper sweet somethings in your ear(buds). Stories of falling in love, enduring devotion, and romance th...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Jason Falchook
This week, a special episode in honor of Black History Month, with stories that celebrate the diversity of the Black experience. Dye jobs, dream jo...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sherman "OT" Powell, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and smal...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Omr Qureshi, Credit: Ursula Cayote
Start your engines! In this hour, stories of being driven -- bound, determined, or literally in the passenger seat of a car. This episode is host...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. Hosted by Th...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:01
Caption: Estella Z. Jones, Credit: Jim Gilbert
In this hour, stories of diving in head first and putting it all on the line. Unconventional gifts, apex predators, and stock car racing. This epis...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jessi Klein
In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Cal...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton, Credit: Danny Ngan
In this episode, stories of historical events and momentous decisions with far-reaching impacts. A teacher who pushes boundaries, a trail-blazing s...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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Don your finest duds! This week, The Moth Radio Hour is all about clothes -- from DIY threads to silk blouses, from a prison visiting room to a run...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
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