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: Shaun Leonardo, Credit: Omari Spears
In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Larry Kerr, Credit: Photo by Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Esther Ngumbi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her moth...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Edgar Ruiz Jr. , Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, som...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Catherine Palmer, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Photo by Sean Carter, Credit: Suzie Afridi
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ross Jessop, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Matt Cosby
In this hour, finding one's place among family. Caregivers, care recipients, and stewards of cremains. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Dire...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Navreet Chawla , Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from b...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hannah Morris, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about places frozen in time, memories preserved, and seemingly interminable moments. A small town, public transportation, an ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
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