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The Moth Radio Hour

Series produced by The Moth

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The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.

Brought to you by PRX and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events at prx.org/themoth. The Moth is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Kathleen Unwin at kathleen@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the program.


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102 Pieces

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Caption: Melyssa Rodriguez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Mother's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. A mother helps her daughter get her first contact lenses, an unwanted parental intervention...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: David Chang, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an o...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Noreen Riols, Credit: Jason Falchook
A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Roald Hoffmann, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special celebration from the world of science, from the 8th grade science fair to the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Elif Shafak, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides th...

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, Michigan Radio, PRX Remix, KCPW, KOSU and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 48
Caption: Tim King, Credit: Jason Falchook
A little boy and his grandma attend a pro-wrestling match in 1955; a prisoner is contacted by a girl who says she’s his daughter; a high school pri...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dana Stallard, Credit: Jason Falchook
A life-changing email arrives from an almost-stranger; a single man ventures into a gay bar in Greenwich Village in the 1970’s; an adoptee fears re...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sinead Burke, Credit: Mark Earley
A special live edition of The Moth in Dublin at Liberty Hall. A young woman must decide if she wants the surgery that might give her a few extra in...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ben Lillie, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at The Players Club in NYC with Rachel Dratch, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A physicist rethinks his ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Cal Wilson, Credit: Timothy Herbert
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, s...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Micah Cordy
Comic TIg Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: David Crabb, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Roy Choi, Credit: Braden Moran
A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Se...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Suzanne Barakat, Credit: Ian Tervet
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Neil Gaiman, Credit: Mark Arrigo
Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold t...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Natalie Chanin, Credit: Jason Falchook
An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a yo...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the perso...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Diana Spechler, Credit: Jason Falchook
True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality TV show, a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton, a woman flies cross country to h...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Khalid Latif, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant, a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill, a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules, and...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Alexandra Rosas, Credit: Peter Jakubowski
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A family tradition endures community-wide scandal, a single woman tries to find her soulmate for ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:57