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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154 Pieces

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Caption: Flora Hogman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young w...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Rosanne Cash, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth R...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: David Chang, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an o...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Barbara Collins Bowie, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ash Bhardwaj, Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, WYSO, KCLU, KCRW and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Gautam Narula
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Pr...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Rachel Dratch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Photo by Braden Moran
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Mo...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Janna Levin, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suzanne Barakat, Credit: Ian Tervet
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a ...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Alexis Chin, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman fall...

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Roy Choi, Credit: Braden Moran
A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Se...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Cal Wilson, Credit: Timothy Herbert
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, s...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Natsha Guynes, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we lean into the moments of rejection, failure, embarrassment, and other stories of the human soul. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Direc...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ed Gavagan
In this hour we delve into the goodness of humanity through acts both small and large. A tourist has a major setback while on vacation; a holiday g...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: David Crabb, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:58