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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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90 Pieces

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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: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
Caption: Steve Osborne, Credit: Allison Evans
A son plans the party of a lifetime for his mother, a cancer patient seeks out the men who have shaped his identity, and a little boy visits his Li...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Sisonke Msimang
All of the storytellers in this hour are New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute. A leading advocate for food security must reassess her own re...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Elna Baker, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC with Garrison Keillor, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A woman describes how her fat...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Warren Macdonald, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make A...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ishmael Beah, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret; a boy from Sierra Leone describes ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • 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: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: June Cross, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jennifer Kohnhorst, Credit: Devyn Lempke
An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional sp...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Simon Doonan, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Tina McElroy Ansa, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A hair stylist recalls accompanying his father on hunting expeditions in Alabama, a young journalist carefully sets the stage to make her first rom...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Frederick Hauck, Credit: Greta Rybus
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, hosted by Dan Kennedy, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A high s...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ryan Knighton, Credit: Jessica Taves
A blind man goes on an adventure to test his senses, a woman navigates the dos and don’ts of widowhood, and a humanitarian rescue worker is forced ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ijeoma Oluo, Credit: Heather Immor
A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest, a teacher’s pet is invited to do a special project, a girl from Queens learns to think big, and a wo...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hasan Minhaj, Credit: Christan Leonard
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman ha...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Danyel Smith
A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, a...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Wendy Suzuki, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own fa...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Steve Burns, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
Popular Moth storyteller Tom Shillue hosts this hour. The star of the kids TV show Blue's Clues details his complicated relationship with fame. A ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Edgar Oliver, Credit: Sarah Stacke
The Moth's founder, George Dawes Green, details the fireworks when his mother learns that her family plantation is slated to be turned into a theme...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:58