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The Moth

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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.

The Moth Radio Hour is now available on PRX, so you can experience true stories told live on stage without scripts. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales.  Learn more here about The Moth, the program series, storytellers and live events. 

Today The Moth has three ongoing programs, all of which contribute their very best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life (an astronaut, an owl expert, a reformed pickpocket, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among the hundreds and hundreds of storytellers to date); 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 bring workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

Come to our web site at themoth.org. 

Pieces

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: Feb 10, 2016
  • 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: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Natalie Chanin, Credit: Jason Falchook
An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a yo...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Molly Ringwald, Credit: Jason Falchook
Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies i...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ernesto Quinonez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A family reunites around a hospital bed, a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson, a third-grade teacher underestimates the power...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Neil Gaiman, Credit: Mark Arrigo
Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold t...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
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: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Alexandra Rosas, Credit: Peter Jakubowski
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the perso...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Theo Welling
A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Diana Spechler, Credit: Jason Falchook
True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality TV show, a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton, a woman flies cross country to h...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Khalid Latif, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant, a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill, a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules, and...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Alexandra Rosas, Credit: Peter Jakubowski
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for ...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 50
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 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Tara Clancy, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlingt...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sarah Bird, Credit: Roger Ho
A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discove...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
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: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:57