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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. 


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 25, 2015
  • Length: 54:04
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
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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 ...

Bought by KVLU, KTOO, WGCU, KMXT, and KGLP

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 5
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: 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: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
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
Caption: April Salazar, Credit: Jason Falchook
A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa ...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Jason Schmidt, Credit: Eric Becker
A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homel...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
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: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Christian McBride, Credit: Allison Evans
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
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: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Marika Hughes, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery abo...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Fabrice Morvan
A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, an...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Christian McBride
Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes stories from Christian McBride, Karen Gearon, and Dr. Mary-Claire King,...

Bought by WFAE, WKSU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, KUT and more

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 40:43
  • Purchases: 45
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: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Erin Barker, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A daughter realizes how naïve she’s been when she learns the truth about her mother’s pregnancy; a successful businessman reveals his childhood dre...

Bought by astuart, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WNPR, KCLU, WYSO and more

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 36