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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252 Pieces

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Caption: Henny Lewin, Credit: Oliver Snure
In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifa...

  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Amanda Johnston, Credit: Kathie Tam
Oh, mother! In this episode, stories celebrating birth givers, mother figures, and the many ways in which one can show up as a mom. This episode is...

  • Added: May 08, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Bob Baril, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). Hosted by Moth Ra...

  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Mary Ann Ludwig, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of strength of will, crystallizing under pressure, and the power of intentionally directed anger. This episode is hosted by M...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bo...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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In this hour, stories of finding one's way—through heartbreak, adolescence, times of crisis, and public nudity. This episode is hosted by Moth stor...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. This hour is hosted by Th...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Esther McManus, Credit: Tezarah Wilkins
In this hour, stories of love—passions, parents, and dating apps. A woman swipes for a second chance, a little girl finds her calling, and fathers ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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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