The Moth Radio Hour

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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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75 Pieces

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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: Aug 27, 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
Caption: Michaela Murphy, Credit: Cheyl Alford
A batboy for the New York Yankees goes on a wild goose chase for a left-handed bat-stretcher; an Irish Catholic family obsessed with the Kennedys d...

  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Lynn Ferguson, Credit: Allan Onderchain
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Adam Gopnik, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A true fashionista auditions...

  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Lewis Lapham, Credit: David Polenberg
George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine's; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot abou...

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  • Added: May 05, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Nina Mitchell, Credit: Allison Evans
A special live edition of The Moth in Boston, hosted by Steve Burns with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A teenage boy confronts his stepfather...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • 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: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 53:57