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: Edgar Oliver, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy; a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child; and a civil ri...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Al Letson, Credit: Liz Mackinder
Mike Birbiglia ("Sleepwalk with Me") goes through a breakup on a remote island; two women meet by chance on a dark street and share secrets; a fath...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Isaiah Owens, Credit: Jason Falchook
After losing her mother to breast cancer, a woman must make a tough decision; an undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a kid; and a y...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Eli Goldstein
Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes stories from Tig Notaro, Samuel James, and Andrew Solomon, as well as p...

Bought by WYSO, KPCC, KUHF, WGBH Radio Boston, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 45:40
  • Purchases: 12
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: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Horace H.B. Sanders, Credit: Sean Carter
An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal dist...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • 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: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Daisy Rosario, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A professional blackjack player faces down his gambling demons; a young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral; and ...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Wanda Bullard, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A prisoner in a small town lock-up gets sprung on a promise; a man desperate for a cure for depression travels to Africa to try a tribal remedy; an...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dan Choi, Credit: Rodolphe Baras
A man in the middle of a midlife crisis takes a terrifying parachute jump; an Iraq war veteran shares details of his battle back home; a woman sits...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sala Udin, Credit: Renee Rosensteel
On the cusp of a new marriage, a woman must first revisit her divorce; a Freedom Rider shares details of a harrowing night in jail during the Civil...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Shannon Cason, Credit: Mike Martens
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with police detectives; a neuroscientist searches for clues o...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sherman "OT" Powell, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A retired felon remembers when he first enrolled in pickpocket school; a Mormon virgin gives us an episode of No-Sex in the City; and the victim of...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sarah Jones, Credit: Flash Rosenberg
In this hour, a man is instructed not to fall in love with his monkey, but fails; renowned performer Sarah Jones (Bridge and Tunnel) finds herself ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Malcolm Gladwell, Credit: Flash Rosenberg
In this hour, stories from author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, Blink, The Tipping Point) about a wedding prank gone horribly wrong; an African-Ameri...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Janice Bartley, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
In this hour, hear how celebrated author and writer Adam Gopnik (Paris to the Moon, The New Yorker) embarrasses his son and offends other loved one...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Lily Be, Credit: Mike Martens
A 16 year-old takes her little brother on a cross country goose chase in order to use free tickets to an All Star Game; a young man wants to finall...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Rudy Rush
In this hour, a severely stuttering child years later becomes the world's premier jaguar expert. Plus, a Texas tale of moon pies and bedazzlers; t...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dan Kennedy, Credit: Heather Immoor
A squeamish writer is sent on an assignment to locate enormous poisonous snakes; two child refugees from Afghanistan arrive in America without thei...

  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:57