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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263 Pieces

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When the going gets tough, the tough get going! In this hour, stories of moving through discomfort—grief, revisiting painful history, stepping outs...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
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To err is human—and in this hour, we explore humanity in all its imperfections. Lost baggage, Kool Aid mishaps, and not eating enough fruit. This e...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
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: Feb 05, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Archy Jamjun, Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour, stories of beauty—internal, skin-deep, and previously undiscovered. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. Th...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jackie Andrews, Credit: Margaret Baker
A special live edition of The Moth, brought to you from the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio. Conscious uncoupling, a livestock auction, new perspe...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2024
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Julia Cadieux, Credit: Jim Gilbert
In this hour, stories of finding your people—on the basketball court, behind the bar, or on the street. This episode is hosted by Moth Director Chl...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2024
  • Length: 53:59
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: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jon Goode, Credit: Leah Franks
This week, a special episode of The Moth, live from the Union Chapel in London. Stories of holding on and letting go. Adventures in low-stakes crim...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Brittney Cooper, Credit: Kent Meister
In this hour, stories of people who made an impact—through a single phone call, a helping hand, or human touch. This episode is hosted by Moth Seni...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Amy Klein, Credit: Sarah Stacke
This week, a special holiday episode from The Moth. Unlikely Christmas wishes, letters from The Grinch, and a husband by Chanukah. This episode is ...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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: Dec 04, 2023
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Alan Rabinowitz, Credit: Sarah Stacke
In this hour, stories of encounters with the animal kingdom. Songbirds, rogue rams, carnivorous threats—and friends. This episode is hosted by Moth...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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, 2023
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Oscar Saavedra, Credit: Nathan Napolitano
Stories are medicine for the soul, but in this hour, stories of real medicine. Hospital residencies, doctor visits, and difficult diagnoses. This e...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
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: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Isamula Elika Malesi, Credit: Mervyn Omari
In this episode, stories of hidden truths, white lies, and defied expectations—on dates, at a wake, and on the dance floor. This episode is hosted ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 53:59