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.

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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.


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
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In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hoste...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Christian McBride, Credit: Allison Evans
Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes stories from Christian McBride, Karen Gearon, and Dr. Mary-Claire King,...

Bought by WNPR, Rhythm & News Service, WVPE, WETS, Interlochen Public Radio and more

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 40:44
  • Purchases: 30
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
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In this hour, stories of mistakes, perseverance, and lessons learned, often the hard way. This hour is hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bo...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:59