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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: Jason Schmidt, Credit: Eric Becker
Coming Soon... Hosted by The Moth's Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlan...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • 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: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
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 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 KCLU, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KUSU, KRCC-FM, KUOW and more

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 40:43
  • Purchases: 31
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 Marfa Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WNPR, KCLU, WYSO and more

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Ernesto Quinonez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A family reunites around a hospital bed; a grandmother shares wisdom, (and a beer) with her grandson; a third-grade teacher underestimates the powe...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
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: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Kevin Free, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruptio...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • 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: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Samuel James, Credit: Joseph Michael
A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her strict mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the s...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Andrew Solomon, Credit: Jason Falchook
An episode about the trials of young adulthood: A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a trea...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Colm O'Regan, Credit: Erin Hermosa
A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland, hosted by Lynn Ferguson, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A comedian must convince ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Brian Finkelstein, Credit: James Michael Rotz
A counselor at a suicide hotline intervenes with a caller; a couple takes an online wedding contest very seriously; a woman tries to resist compari...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jamaica Kincaid, Credit: Jordan Silverman
Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what sol...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:59