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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219 Pieces

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Caption: R. Eric Thomas, Credit: Photo by Ilana Wurman
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer H...

  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Marlon James, Credit: Michael Holst
In this hour, stories of seismic changes and subtle shifts—and the aftershocks left in their path. New perspectives on faith, family, and one's sel...

  • Added: May 16, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ellen Stofan, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the...

  • Added: May 09, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Burnell Cotlon, Credit: Nkechi Chibueze
In this hour, stories of education, illumination, or just being schooled. The lessons learned from communities new and old, on top of a glacier, an...

  • Added: May 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Abraham Leno, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges hers...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Elizabeth Gilbert, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, the people we've loved and lost, their memories preserved in these stories. Mothers, partners, and the colorful residents of a nursin...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Boots Riley
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Manuelito Wheeler, Credit: Leavitt Wells
In this hour, stories of learning from our elders. A mechanic, a teacher, a patriarchy-busting grandmother, and Star Wars in translation. This hour...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Liel Leibovitz
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Shaun Leonardo, Credit: Omari Spears
In this hour, challenges that reveal one's truest self. The insatiable needs of an electronic pet, being forced to face one's fears, and the dogged...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Larry Kerr, Credit: Photo by Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, new purposes, shifting perspectives, and fresh takes. At work, at home, and on the streets of Harlem. This episode is hosted by Moth ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Esther Ngumbi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her moth...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Edgar Ruiz Jr. , Credit: Peter Cooper
In this hour devoted to stories about footwear, walk a mile in another person's shoes. Every journey begins with a single step, and hopefully, som...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Catherine Palmer, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Photo by Sean Carter, Credit: Suzie Afridi
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...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ross Jessop, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, stories of disappearance and reappearance. Losing and finding home, family, and sacred objects -- or making space for something new. ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Matt Cosby
In this hour, finding one's place among family. Caregivers, care recipients, and stewards of cremains. This episode is hosted by Moth Artistic Dire...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Navreet Chawla , Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from b...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 53:58