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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: 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: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Lynn Ferguson, Credit: Allan Onderchain
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Adam Gopnik, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A true fashionista auditions...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Robin Proctor
A teenage boy has a standing Saturday night date with his grandma, a young woman worries when her mother intercepts a romantic letter, a teen fac...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • 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 Producer. ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Paul Binder, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook an...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Eddie Hejka, Credit: Liz Mackinder
Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, a piz...

Bought by KCPW, KWGS, WHRV, WFIU, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 43:37
  • Purchases: 25
Caption: Elif Shafak, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides th...

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, Michigan Radio, PRX Remix, KCPW, KOSU and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 48
Caption: Noreen Riols, Credit: Jason Falchook
A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited ...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Carl Pillitteri, Credit: Jason Falchook
A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear p...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Fred Noe, Credit: David Kasnic
A literary woman sparks a romance with a New York City fireman, Jim Beam's great-grandson describes growing up under the watchful eye of his famous...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Magda Szubanski, Credit: Carla Gottgens
A special show featuring stories from Australia. A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community, a lonely man be...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Melyssa 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: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Buddy Vanderhoop, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother decides to monitor ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Albert Lau
Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom, "bible bucks" at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer, an alpha big broth...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Dan Kennedy, Credit: Heather Immoor
A squeamish writer is sent on an assignment to locate enormous poisonous snakes; two child refugees from Afghanistan arrive in America without thei...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Amy Brill, Credit: Jason Falchook
A tough New York City cop gets a small, fluffy dog; a college student tries dumpster diving; a Brooklyn mom has to deviate from her birth plan; and...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Malic White, Credit: Mike Martens
A college student goes running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; bicycle shopping gets complicated; a man sees warning signs on a match.com date; ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nestor Gomez, Credit: Jerry Shulman
A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single da...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59