The Moth

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Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

The Moth Radio Hour is now available on PRX, so you can experience true stories told live on stage without scripts. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales.  Learn more here about The Moth, the program series, storytellers and live events. 

Today The Moth has three ongoing programs, all of which contribute their very best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life (an astronaut, an owl expert, a reformed pickpocket, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among the hundreds and hundreds of storytellers to date); The Moth’s StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth’s community outreach program, MothShop, which bring workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

Come to our web site at themoth.org. 

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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, the fall 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Broadcast rights for the Fall 2010 Season open on October 1, 2010, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to April 30, 2011. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life.

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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.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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, the spring 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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. Broadcast rights for the Spring 2011 Season open on April 29, 2011, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to September 30, 2011. If you have questions about carriage, contact Israel Smith at ismarketing@yahoo.com.

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Put The Moth Marathon to work in your pledge drive.

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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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The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. This is a list of previously aired episodes that are available only for subscribers of The Moth Radio Hour. These evergreen alternates may be aired in place of a weekly episode at the discretion of the station in the event that you have any technical issues or concerns about mature content on any given show.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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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The Moth Radio Hour features 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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Put the power of The Moth to work for your pledge drive.


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Caption: Barbara Collins Bowie, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ash Bhardwaj, Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds ...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Gautam Narula
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Pr...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Rachel Dratch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Janna Levin, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Suzanne Barakat, Credit: Ian Tervet
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a ...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Alexis Chin, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman fall...

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59