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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231 Pieces

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Caption: Vin Shambry, Credit: Photo by Christian Leonard
In this hour, stories about looking for home. A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Michael Steinberg, Credit: Lindley Rust
In this hour, stories of tradition, codes, regulations — and breaking them wide open. A foul-mouthed boater, a long-forgotten toy car, and a foray ...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Trevor Nourse, Credit: Ashley Calvert
In this hour, stories of reflection and recognition. The army, dance class, and family reunions. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jen...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Tara Clancy, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlingt...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Annalise Raziq, Credit: Jerry Schulman
In this hour, courage, tenacity, spunk! New opportunities, self-confidence, and parents going the extra mile (or rollercoaster) for their kids. Thi...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Hari Kondabolu, Credit: Chris Council and Emily Champlin, Courtesy of the Aspen Institute
A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Liz Phair, Credit: Leah Haydock
Ready the spotlight and raise the curtains! In this hour, performers, sour notes, tough critics, and a unique take on Mary Poppins. This episode is...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Led Black, Credit: Peter Cooper
A special episode live from the United Palace in Washington Heights, New York. Subway station romance, lost names, and buried truths. This episode ...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Abbas Mousa, Credit: Image by: Brian Powers
A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A Naval Aviator trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her ab...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Theo Welling
A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Devan Sandiford, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of nerves, anxiety, fear! And the courage and support that allow us to overcome. A phone call, a taxi ride, and a stranger's...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jason Schmidt, Credit: Eric Becker
A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homel...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Graham Shelby, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this episode, the truths we keep from our family, and the lies we tell for them. Sibling mayhem, multigenerational secrets, and a surprise while...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worri...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In this hour, an ode to brothers. Family ties and secrets, fraternal bonds and sibling pranks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jeni...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Wilson Portorreal, Credit: Jason Falchook
A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher's kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suki Kim, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fe...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jon Goode, Credit: Jason Falchook
Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New Yo...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 53:58