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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: Charles Pugh, Credit: Liz Mackinder
A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jillian Lauren, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3r...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Samuel Lewis Lee, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl g...

Bought by WUAL, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Northwest Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jane Otai, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her re...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Steve Osborne, Credit: Allison Evans
A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Li...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Jason Falchook
Slow service at a deli counter leads to an angry and regrettable outburst, a husband describes his wife’s lifelong battle with epilepsy, a teenager...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Cole Kazdin, Credit: Photo by Renee Rosensteel
In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreig...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Photo by, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black of 2003; and a daughter tries to ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounte...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • 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: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ryan Knighton, Credit: Jessica Taves
A blind man goes on an adventure to test his senses, a woman navigates the dos and don’ts of widowhood, and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Michael Massimino, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with ad...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Nathan Englander, Credit: Jason Falchook
The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, author Nathan Englander desc...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Tristan Jimerson, Credit: Sarah Stacke
*Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, lesso...

Bought by WRIR, WCMU, KVLU, KUHF, WNYC and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 45:27
  • Purchases: 52
Caption: Flora Hogman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young w...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Isobel Connelly
In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rog...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another a...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Salman Ahmad, Credit: Photo by Allison Evans
A special Live edition of The Moth at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worri...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • 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: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59