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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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103 Pieces

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Caption: Magda Szubanski, Credit: Carla Gottgens
A special show featuring stories from Australia. A writer and her daughter move from Aboriginal land to an impoverished community, a lonely man be...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Carl Pillitteri, Credit: Jason Falchook
A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear p...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Robin Proctor
A teenage boy has a standing Saturday night date with his grandma, a young woman worries when her mother intercepts a romantic letter, a teen fac...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Fred Noe, Credit: David Kasnic
A literary woman sparks a romance with a New York City fireman, Jim Beam's great-grandson describes growing up under the watchful eye of his famous...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Buddy Vanderhoop, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Adam Gopnik with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A mother decides to monitor ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Albert Lau
Tales from The Moth StorySLAMS: Encyclopedia Brown in the courtroom, "bible bucks" at Sunday school; a corporate speech writer, an alpha big broth...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A call to a hotline, a rabbi caught speeding, a rookie reporter, a swim test, an unwanted surprise party and an obsession with Flamenco. Hosted by...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Amy Brill, Credit: Jason Falchook
A tough New York City cop gets a small, fluffy dog; a college student tries dumpster diving; a Brooklyn mom has to deviate from her birth plan; and...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Malic White, Credit: Mike Martens
A college student goes running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; bicycle shopping gets complicated; a man sees warning signs on a match.com date; ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nestor Gomez, Credit: Jerry Shulman
A daughter struggles with her father’s depression, a drill sergeant gets queasy, the grandson of President Harry S Truman visits Japan, a single da...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Marie Hershkowitz, Credit: Jason Falchook
An author writes a spoof “kids” book about going to sleep, a family’s obsessive love of a baseball team, a teenage girl discovers her friend is in ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Edward Hejka, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, a celebration of Moth stories and storytellers from Michigan. A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-hom...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Omar Musa, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
A special episode, recorded live at The Sydney Opera House. A young Malaysian Australian man begins to appreciate his culture through the lens of r...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, WYSO, KCLU, KCRW and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Faye Lane, Credit: Roger Ho
A flight attendant describes how she adjusts her attitude while up in the air; a Vietnamese family is forced to flee from their home to take refuge...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, KCRW, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 37
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: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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: Aug 20, 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