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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: 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
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 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
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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: 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 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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 KJZZ, KPCC, KVMR, MPR News Stations, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 47:40
  • Purchases: 30
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
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 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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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 KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WLRH, KUHF, WBEZ, WFAE and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 47:40
  • Purchases: 23
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: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Vin Shambry, Credit: Photo by Christian Leonard
In this hour, stories about looking for home. A homeless child lives under a tree; a woman finds her birth mother; an activist fights against home ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hari Kondabolu, Credit: Chris Council and Emily Champlin, Courtesy of the Aspen Institute
A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist ...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Pilar Siman, Credit: Photo by Jacquelin Reyna
In this hour, a man serves up cocktails with extra flavor; a young ballerina fills a delicate role with force; food helps to bridge a cultural gap;...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ali Al Abdullatif
In this hour, Doctors, Judgements and Dictators! Stories of Patriot Games both on and off the field, huge decisions in the face of life and death; ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 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: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
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: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 53:58