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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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
Caption: Dame Wilburn
In this hour, four storytellers attempt to control the outcome. (As the universe laughs!) This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hi...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Natsha Guynes, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Direc...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ernesto Quiñonez, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this episode, the trials and tribulations of growing up. Jealousy, loss, secrets, and finding one's place in the world. This episode is hosted b...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
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