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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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
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 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Kevin Free, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruptio...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jamaica Kincaid, Credit: Jordan Silverman
Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what sol...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Trystan Reese, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director....

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
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: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ryan Knighton, Credit: Roger Ho
A comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a you...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Marika Hughes, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery abo...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Micah Cordy
Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Siddhartha Mukherjee, Credit: Jason Falchook
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakin...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Cristina Briones, Credit: Photo by Lindley Rust
In this episode, we present four stories all about coming to the precipice of catastrophe. A vicious rumor shakes the foundations of family and hom...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jillian Lauren, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3r...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
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 21, 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