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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: 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: 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 15, 2017
  • 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: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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 KMXT


  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 1
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 WHRV, KRPS, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KVNF, KTOO and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 17
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
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A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fe...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Vivian Huang, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about finding your calling. A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first j...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Piper Kerman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
When a beloved patient’s cancer returns, a psychologist confesses that she is at a loss for words, an inmate at a women’s prison describes the surp...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
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*Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, a ma...

Bought by WCPN, KMXT, WCAI / WNAN, KVLU, KJZZ and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 47:40
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Boots Riley
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58