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 The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at for more information or help in subscribing to the program.

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218 Pieces

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Caption: Noreen Riols, Credit: Jason Falchook
A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Padma Lakshmi, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the people and pastimes that get us through hardships. Illness, ire, and an accident, and what and who we find to provide ...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Piper Kerman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surp...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2021
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Betty Reid Soskin, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, we're drawing back the curtain! Surprises, discoveries, and difficult realizations. All will be revealed... This hour is hosted by Mo...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Kemp Powers, Credit: Eli Goldstein
An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy ca...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Patience Murray, Credit: Leah Haydock
In this hour, the moments of shock and uncanny realizations, and the tenacity, perspective, and humor that help us through. An unexpected skating p...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2021
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Cal Wilson, Credit: Timothy Herbert
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, s...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2021
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sivad Johnson, Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour, stories of giving and receiving. A volunteer, a would-be chef, a firefighter, a date in need of a liver, and a scientist who needs a ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Bokara Legendre, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American G...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2021
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour stories of acceptance, moving on, and letting go. Growing older and maybe wiser, and stepping boldly into the future. This hour is hos...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Jennifer Kohnhorst, Credit: Devyn Lempke
An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional sp...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2021
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Christopher Skaife, Credit: Jason Falchook
Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sarah Bird, Credit: Roger Ho
A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discove...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Phill Branch, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. This ep...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Vivian Huang, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about finding your calling. A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first j...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Dawn Fraser
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gift...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Lydia Caesar, Credit: Max Bouvatte
In this hour, stories of community, solidarity, and support, sometimes from unexpected sources! A preacher's daughter, a grumpy grandfather, a conf...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Christian McBride, Credit: Allison Evans
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Duff McKagan, Credit: Braden Moran
A woman attempts to cross Alaska solo with a dog sled, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a ne...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jackie Andrews, Credit: Margaret Baker
A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspe...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:57