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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223 Pieces

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Caption: Jon Ronson, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a "spambot" takes over a man's life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman's career ambition is challenged by her healt...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Salman Ahmad, Credit: Photo by Allison Evans
A special Live edition of The Moth at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Abhishek Shah, Credit: Kerry Tasker
In this hour: win, lose or draw! Stories of competition and play. Family pranks, high school Latin, college track, and the need for approval. This ...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Magda Szubanski, Credit: Carla Gottgens
A special show featuring stories from Australia. A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community, a lonely man be...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Andrea Collier, Credit: Nkechi Chibueze
In this hour, stories of shifting perspectives, new outlooks, and realizations that shake our foundations. A mother receives unexpected news, a tee...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounte...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Alfonso Lacayo, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour stories of hindsight being 20/20: a lie goes too far, a haircut veers off course, dreams are lost to time, and one bold move with no r...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Hannah Drake, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the past echoing into our present. A history lost to slavery, modern life clashing with religion, going from a party lifes...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jane Otai, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her re...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Lynn Ferguson, Credit: Allan Onderchain
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Adam Gopnik, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A true fashionista auditions...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Gabby Shea, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from The Moth's SLAM Showcase - a night of storytelling do-overs for tales from The Moth's archives that needed slight tweaks...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Christopher Scott, Credit: Kathie Tam
In this hour, stories live on Moth stages around the Lone Star State - Everything’s Bigger in Texas. This hour is hosted by Moth Senior Director M...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Horace H.B. Sanders, Credit: Sean Carter
An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal dist...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Nimisha Ladva, Credit: Bob Sweeney
In this hour, tellers who tell the truth and nothing but the truth, even when it's hard. Finding the right words in front of the president, in the ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Roald Hoffmann, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by ...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jessi Klein
In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, cha...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Shannon Cason, Credit: Mike Martens
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with police detectives; a neuroscientist searches for clues o...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Beth Gebresilasie, Credit: Autumn Stein
A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us t...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Melissa Rodriguez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention...

  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Carmen Rita Wong, Credit: Deborah Martin
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by M...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:57