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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: 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: Feb 21, 2018
  • 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 21, 2018
  • 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: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Photo by Sean Carter, Credit: Suzie Afridie
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Christine Gentry, Credit: Photo by Allison Evans
In this hour, seven stories about young adults and the world around them. Boundaries, curfews, hairstyles, first loves, fitting in and letting go. ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Abraham Leno, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges hers...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sinead Burke, Credit: Mark Earley
A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra in...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Liel Leibovitz
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Catherine Palmer, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dawn Fraser
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gift...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Kemp Powers, Credit: Eli Goldstein
An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy ca...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Bethany Van Delft, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jennifer Kohnhorst, Credit: Devyn Lempke
An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional sp...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jason Trieu
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her bes...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suzie Afridie, Credit: Photo by Sean Carter
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KTXK, KUER, WSLR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Dawn Fraser
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gift...

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KZYX, KCBX, KBBI, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 24
Caption: Navreet Chawla , Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from b...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Jon Ronson, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a "spambot" takes over a man's life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman's career ambition is challenged by her healt...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:58