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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: 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: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hasan Minhaj, Credit: Photo by Christian Leonard
In this hour, four stories about the mistakes we make. A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom retu...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Victor Levenstein
In this hour, a man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Uni...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Karan Chopra, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father stru...

Bought by WGRN-LP 94.1 and KMXT


  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Samuel Lewis Lee, Credit: 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...

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Duff McKagan, Credit: Braden Moran
A woman attempts to cross Alaska solo with a dog sled, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a ne...

  • Added: May 03, 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 WVBI-LP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KMUN, WXXI, KTXK and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 28
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: 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