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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: Ed Koch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Double amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress, and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

Bought by WOJB and KHSU


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jay Martel, Credit: Braden Moran
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with s...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Bokara Legendre, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American G...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jon Levin, Credit: Christian Weber
A socialite turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection; Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking and hilar...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Dawn Seymour
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Dawn Seymour
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97...

Bought by WCPN, KCUR, WITF, KMUD, KVMR and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 43
Caption: Ophira Eisenberg, Credit: Christian Weber
Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Albert Maysles, Credit: Robin Damore
An evangelist searches for souls and customers in the aisles of a Target store; an adolescent money-making scheme is hatched in 1970s Spanish Harle...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Audrey Pleasant, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") details an epic fencing match, a wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight, an addict risk...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Edgar Oliver, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy; a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child; and a civil ri...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Liz Mackinder
Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me") goes through a breakup on a remote island; two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets; a fath...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Isaiah Owens, Credit: Jason Falchook
After losing her mother to breast cancer, a woman must make a tough decision; an undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a kid; and a y...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Eli Goldstein
Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes stories from Tig Notaro, Samuel James, and Andrew Solomon, as well as p...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KUT, Rhythm & News Service, KVLU, WRIR and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 45:40
  • Purchases: 28
Caption: Terrence Buckner, Credit: Sarah Stacke
The top editor of French Vogue rents a spooky flat in Paris; a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride; rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels confes...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Horace H.B. Sanders, Credit: Sean Carter
An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal dist...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Steve Osborne "The Stakeout"
Geneticist Paul Nurse, a Nobel Laureate, learns the truth about his origins; a nine-alarm blaze in Boston's Chinatown teaches a daughter about her ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:57