Moth Radio Hour Specials

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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. Moth Radio Hour Specials are available to all stations.

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 Radio Hour is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at for more information or help in subscribing to the program.

11 Pieces

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Caption: Jill Morgenthaler, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, four stories of determination, hope and battling for both survival and respect. From bootcamp in Fort Bragg to base camp in Kirkuk, I...

Bought by WHRV, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC, KSRQ, KMUN and more

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Photo by Braden Moran
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Mo...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WFAE, WNMU-FM, KICI Iowa City, WYAP and more

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: Suzie Afridie, Credit: Photo by Sean Carter
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...

Bought by KRPS, KTSW 89.9, KAAD-LP, KTXK, KUER and more

  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 18
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...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KCBX, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KUNM, WCPN and more

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 33
Caption: Samuel Lewis Lee, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl g...

Bought by KRPS, Wyoming Public Radio, Red River Radio Network (E. Texas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Mississippi), WGBH Radio Boston, WXXI Rochester and more

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 37
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*Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, a ma...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KVNF, Interlochen Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WLRH and more

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 47:40
  • Purchases: 26
Caption: Karan Chopra, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father stru...

Bought by WBEZ, WNMU-FM, RadioFreePalmer, WYAP, WLPR and more

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Abbas Mousa, Credit: Brian Powers
A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KTXK, KMXT, KMUN, CIRH 98.3fm Roundhouse Radio and more

  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a...

Bought by KCBX, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WMRA, KBBI Alaska, KGOU and more

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 60
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A special Father's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour: We’ll hear from Harry S. Truman’s grandson, the children of military fathers, divorced dads,...

Bought by 'The Sea', Boise State Public Radio, KBBI Alaska, WXDU, KHNS and more

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Melyssa 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 ...

Bought by KZYX, WVRU,, WUFT, WLPR and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 27