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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204 Pieces

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Caption: Teller, Credit: Bridget Bennett
In this hour, true stories of taking center stage from a magician, a musician, a member of the underground resistance in Chile and a soldier statio...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Michael Massimino, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with ad...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Robin Utz, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour, stories of finding inner strength in the face of unimaginable odds. The courage to make life or death choices, stick to one's guns, a...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Terrence Buckner, Credit: Sarah Stacke
The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels confes...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jessica Pan, Credit: Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of fear. From daily anxieties to earth-shattering moments of life-or-death terror. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Albert Lau
Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom, "bible bucks" at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer, an alpha big broth...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Marie Hershkowitz, Credit: Jason Falchook
An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her friend is in ...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Rebecca Barry, Credit: Dave Burbank
In this hour, stories of the struggles, support, and safety the bounds of family provide. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns....

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Faye Lane, Credit: Roger Ho
A flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge...

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  • Added: May 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Caption: Christal Brown, Credit: Alison Evans
In this hour, moxie, grit, and growing up. Stories of the strength, both physical and mental, of young women. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Produc...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Dana Stallard, Credit: Jason Falchook
A life-changing email arrives from an almost-stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar in Greenwich Village in the 1970’s; an adoptee fears re...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Henny Lewin, Credit: Oliver Snure
In this hour, an ancient instrument, a life-changing disaster, and survival in the face of genocide. People who experienced history, and its artifa...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Molly Ringwald, Credit: Jason Falchook
Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies i...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Val Rigodon, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, ballet "late in life," an unusual pet, drag queens and divorce. Stories to show us a new perspective. Hosted by The Moth's Executive ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Tim King, Credit: Jason Falchook
A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school pri...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sofija Stefanovic, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour, stories of moments of beauty, awe, and clarity uncovered amidst chaos and the quotidian. Hosted by the Moth's Artistic Director Cathe...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Khalid Latif, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant, a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill, a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules, and...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Bob Baril, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour, stories dealing with all things family: from sibling hi-jinx, to the difficulties of having children (and parents). Hosted by Moth Ra...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ijeoma Oluo, Credit: Heather Immor
A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a wo...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Buddy Vanderhoop, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother decides to monitor ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:59