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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171 Pieces

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Caption: Jessi Klein
In this hour, stories of how we see ourselves, the perceptions of others, and the often gaping chasm in between. The struggle to prove oneself, cha...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Shannon Cason, Credit: Mike Martens
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with police detectives; a neuroscientist searches for clues o...

  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Beth Gebresilasie, Credit: Autumn Stein
A special live edition of The Moth -- with five stories from a night showcasing the graduates of Moth High School storytelling workshops. Join us t...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Melissa Rodriguez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention...

  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Carmen Rita Wong, Credit: Deborah Martin
In this hour, stories from the double helix -- genetic makeup, inherited disease, and family secrets. It's all in the DNA. This hour is hosted by M...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Zellia Fossett, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of the everyday moments that have lasting impacts. A fast-food chain giveaway, a perilous outing on the high seas and the emo...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Aubrey Edwards
In this hour, a basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Vicki Juditz, Credit: Braden Moran
In this hour, stories from Los Angeles. A divorced woman does a complete makeover on her lifestyle, an Air Force veteran describes what its like to...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2020
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Christian McBride
In this hour, stories of meeting one's idols, storytellers encountering the very people they've always wanted to meet. A signature turns into a men...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Erin Barker, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dre...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Danyel Smith
A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, a...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Max García Conover, Credit: Tim Ouillette
In this hour, stories of childhood, growing up, and growing pains. From hearing your first Bruce Springsteen song, to experiencing a cultural divid...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Betty Reid Soskin, Credit: Andy Benson
In this hour, stories of female strength and empowerment. Independence at any age, refusing to participate in sexist societal conventions, and the...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Frederick Hauck, Credit: Greta Rybus
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, hosted by Dan Kennedy, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A high s...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: LeeThomas, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of questions. From rhetorical pleas to the curiosity and persistence of children, a favor for a kindred spirit and a request ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Shaykh Umar, Credit: Mark Earley
In this hour, four stories of lessons learned. Lessons of sharing, flirting, parenting and religious texts. Hosted by Meg Bowles, Senior Director. ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Danusia Trevino
In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake, Credit: Lindley Rust
In this hour, stories of the unexpected. Unforeseen obstacles, pleasant surprises, unanticipated lessons, and plot twists abound. This hour is host...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2020
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Stephanie Summerville, Credit: Stephanie Craig
A special live edition of The Moth at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City hosted by Peter Aguero, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. An activist ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59