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.

Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events at exchange.prx.org/themoth. The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the program.


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164 Pieces

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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: 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
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In this hour, Motown, hip hop, folk and pop. Stories of the indelible impact of music on both its creators and listeners. This hour is hosted by Th...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Diana Spechler, Credit: Jason Falchook
True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality TV show, a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton, a woman flies cross country to h...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Pro...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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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: Ernesto Quinonez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A family reunites around a hospital bed, a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson, a third-grade teacher underestimates the power...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meani...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. Hosted by Th...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Hasan Minhaj, Credit: Christan Leonard
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman ha...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Simon Doonan, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sherman "OT" Powell, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and smal...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Andy Christie
A high school student in Nebraska tries to bluff his way through a French assignment, a Voodoo Priestess tries to help the New Orleans Saints get t...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 53:58