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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231 Pieces

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Caption: Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake, Credit: Lindley Rust
In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is host...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Stephanie Summerville, Credit: Stephanie Craig
A special live edition of The Moth at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City hosted by Peter Aguero, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. An activist ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Sarah Jane Johnson, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of looking backward to forge ahead. Seeking justice for heinous crimes decades old, memories flooding back during a chance en...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Ophira Eisenberg, Credit: Christian Weber
Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Alistair Bane, Credit: David Harmantas
In this hour, stories of being stuck. Stranded in Las Vegas, a desperate search for a pet sitter, a wreck on the Colorado River, and stage fright o...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Monte Montepare, Credit: Keni Fukudome
A special live edition of The Moth brought to you from the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, California. An encounter in the Alaskan wilderness, an ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Pierre Epstein, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by ...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Bridgett Davis, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, stories of learning from one's parents. Difficult life lessons, words of wisdom (not always heeded), and being lead by example. Liste...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2022
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Caitlin FitzGerald, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of things past shaping the here and now; the smell and taste of home, whirlwind romance, and finding comfort and kinship in t...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jay Martel, Credit: Braden Moran
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with s...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jon Bennett, Credit: Jack Pasco
In this hour, stories of outsiders, being at odds, and discomfort. A man feels more at home with machines than people, a young girl encounters a te...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Robinah Babirye, Credit: Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories from across the globe. From a secret in Kampala to ire in the air over Beijing, and the fear and hope both inherent in immigr...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the perso...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Melanie Yazzie, Credit: Photo by Jessica Taves
In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles w...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Cheech Marin, Credit: Braden Moran
In this hour, stories of ringtones, rekindled connections, and revolution. Revealing phone calls, missed messages, and finding one's calling. This ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sala Udin, Credit: Renee Rosensteel
On the cusp of a new marriage, a woman must first revisit her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a harrowing night in jail during the Civil...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Trina Robinson, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection - clos...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Liz Mackinder
Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me") goes through a breakup on a remote island; two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets; a fath...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Arn Chorn-Pond, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of war, face-offs, and confronting the demons within. A man must come to terms with his sexuality (as well as those who judge...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:58