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.


Pieces

Caption: Tina McElroy Ansa, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A hair stylist recalls accompanying his father on hunting expeditions in Alabama, a young journalist carefully sets the stage to make her first rom...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Amy Brill, Credit: Jason Falchook
A tough New York City cop gets a small, fluffy dog; a college student tries dumpster diving; a Brooklyn mom has to deviate from her birth plan; an...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: Wendy Suzuki, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own fa...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Steve Burns, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
Popular Moth storyteller Tom Shillue hosts this hour. The star of the kids TV show Blue's Clues details his complicated relationship with fame. A ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ed Koch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Double amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress, and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jon Levin, Credit: Christian Weber
A socialite turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection; Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking and hilar...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Dawn Seymour
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • 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: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Audrey Pleasant, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") details an epic fencing match, a wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight, an addict risk...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Daisy Rosario, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A professional blackjack player faces down his gambling demons; a young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral; and ...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 53:58