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 The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at for more information or help in subscribing to the program.

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201 Pieces

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In this hour, an ode to brothers. Family ties and secrets, fraternal bonds and sibling pranks. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jeni...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Wilson Portorreal, Credit: Jason Falchook
A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher's kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suki Kim, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
This episode of The Moth Radio Hour explores the many mysteries of life: A tree that bears a magical harvest, a hunt for apartment justice, a journ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fe...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jon Goode, Credit: Jason Falchook
Join our storytellers on this week's Moth Radio Hour as they experience the unexpected twists and turns of life. From a Russian bathhouse in New Yo...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Fabrice Morvan
A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, an...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Devin Elise Wilson, Credit: Jason Falchook
Join The Moth Radio Hour for a night out -- with this week’s stories of late night adventures or, should we say, misadventures. This episode is hos...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ali Al Abdullatif
In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Cynthia Riggs
This week The Moth Radio Hour is proud to present to you stories full of pleasant surprises. From unexpected friends, to the Civil Rights Movement,...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Pilar Siman, Credit: Photo by Jacquelin Reyna
In this hour, a man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap;...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Daisy Rosario
A special Moth Radio Hour with stories originating from our annual "Love Hurts" StorySLAM. Love lost, love found, unwanted spotlights and the famil...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Andrew Solomon, Credit: Jason Falchook
An episode about the trials of young adulthood: A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a trea...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Bisi Alimi, Credit: Mark Arrigo
A special Moth Radio Hour in celebration of PRIDE! Stories of first kisses, drag queens, and coming out -- to others and to oneself. This episode i...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Victor Levenstein
In this hour, a man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Uni...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Boris Timanovsky, Credit: Jordan Silverman
A special Father's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A man who faints at the sight of blood prepares to become a father, a Russian immigrant take...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Kathleen Turner, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories of female strength. Mothers you don't mess with and women, who stick to their guns (and goals). This episode is hosted by Mot...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Bess Stillman
In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Hoste...

  • Added: May 28, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Eric Thomas, Credit: Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories about and by people who are unapologetically themselves. Knowing where you belong on the ballfield, writing as the ultimate m...

  • Added: May 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Karen Duffin, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a...

  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 53:58