The Moth Radio Hour

Produced by The Moth, Jay Allison and Atlantic Public Media. Presented by PRX

The Moth Radio Hour is a Peabody Award-winning weekend afternoon staple airing on over 450 public radio stations. See what all the buzz is about... Subscribe here now!

Note: The Moth Radio Hour sometimes contains adult themes and adult language. The show complies with FCC regulations and is careful to bleep any inappropriate words. We recommend stations review the detailed content advisory for each episode.

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Bethany Van Delft storytelling in Moth 1518

Seasons & Episodes

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The Moth Radio Hour weekly episodes are available by carriage fee only, not points. Carriage fees are based on your station TSR. Contact Station Services to confirm carriage or for more information.

Stations carrying the Moth weekly can download episodes manually or can have them delivered to their automation systems weekly by PRX's SubAuto.

About The Moth

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth's StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth's community outreach program, MothShop, which brings workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

The Moth Pitch Line invites people to pitch story ideas online or through a toll-free hotline. To learn more about The Moth, visit

Airing The Moth Radio Hour

Elna Baker in Moth 1301

Carriage Confirmation & Broadcast Rights

To carry The Moth Radio Hour, please contact Station Services.

Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only, with approval, on a case-by-case basis. To request permission, or for any additional broadcasts or uses of The Moth Radio Hour, individual stories, or any Moth material, stations should contact Station Services.


Each of the programs is 59 minutes long (unless otherwise noted), is newscast compatible, and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks. A visual clock is available under "additional files" on the series page.


The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly show. We will send a new episode to you 52 weeks per year. New episodes are available on PRX each Tuesday by 5 p.m. EST.

Carriage Fees

Carriage fees ensure a stable production budget for the creative, high-impact radio stories from The Moth. Questions? Contact PRX Station Services.

Fundraising with The Moth Radio Hour

When Vermont Public Radio created a Saturday fundraising marathon from the Moth pilots and raised almost $25,000, we knew there was high fundraising potential in the Moth Radio Hour. The Moth team produces two fresh fundraising shows every year--one in the spring and one in the fall. Stations who do fundraise around the show report strong results. Premiums including Moth mugs, t-shirts and the new book of stories "All These Wonders" are available through Visability.

Preview our fundraising hours here.

Moth Radio Hour Carriage

PLEASE NOTE: This list is updated frequently, but stations can change their schedules without notice. For immediate information about when your local station is carrying The Moth Radio Hour, please contact the station.

Some stations have more than one signal covering multiple regions. Your local station will have details on that, too.