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.

Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events at exchange.prx.org/themoth. The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the program.


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231 Pieces

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Caption: Wanda Bullard, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A prisoner in a small town lock-up gets sprung on a promise; a man desperate for a cure for depression travels to Africa to try a tribal remedy; an...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Audrey Pleasant, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") details an epic fencing match, a wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight, an addict risk...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Elif Shafak, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides th...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 48
Caption: Nestor Gomez, Credit: Jerry Shulman
A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single da...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Amy Brill, Credit: Jason Falchook
A tough New York City cop gets a small, fluffy dog; a college student tries dumpster diving; a Brooklyn mom has to deviate from her birth plan; and...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hasan Minhaj, Credit: Photo by Christian Leonard
In this hour, four stories about the mistakes we make. A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom retu...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
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: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 53:57
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: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sinead Burke, Credit: Mark Earley
A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra in...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Natalie Chanin, Credit: Jason Falchook
An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a yo...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Neil Gaiman, Credit: Mark Arrigo
Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold t...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Edward Hejka, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, a celebration of Moth stories and storytellers from Michigan. A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-hom...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
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: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Roy Choi, Credit: Braden Moran
A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Se...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suzanne Barakat, Credit: Ian Tervet
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a ...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Janna Levin, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Photo by Braden Moran
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Mo...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Rachel Dratch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58