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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223 Pieces

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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
Caption: Dawn Seymour
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Colm O'Regan, Credit: Erin Hermosa
A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Lynn Ferguson, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A comedian must convince ...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Julie Pryor, Credit: Michael Dinneen
In this hour, moments and memories that mold the future. Life or death choices made in an instant, bygone mistakes, and letting go of grudges and g...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Photo by, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black of 2003; and a daughter tries to ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ben Lillie, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at The Players Club in NYC with Rachel Dratch, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A physicist rethinks his ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Angelica Lindsey-Ali, Credit: Nick Norman
In this hour, stories about clarity and perspective. Seeing one another, feeling seen, and seeing oneself with the veil lifted. This episode is hos...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Tito Chavez-Nguyen, Credit: Henry Cromett
In this hour, stories of fear -- facing it, outgrowing it, and learning from it. From shadowy childhood demons, to the anxieties of parenthood, and...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Quratulain Fatima, Credit: Catherine Fox
In this hour, stories of testing one's own limitations and discovering new wells of strength and resolve. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Dir...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:58