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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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85 Pieces

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Caption: Bethany Van Delft, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A mother learns that her daughter has Down Syndrome, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Kevin Free, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruptio...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jillian Lauren, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3r...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Brian Finkelstein, Credit: James Michael Rotz
A counselor at a suicide hotline intervenes with a caller; a couple takes an online wedding contest very seriously; a woman tries to resist compari...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Jamaica Kincaid, Credit: Jordan Silverman
Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what sol...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Kemp Powers, Credit: Eli Goldstein
An author who treasures the art of letter-writing is spellbound by an inmate who becomes a pen pal, a man comes to terms with a personal tragedy ca...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Andrew Solomon, Credit: Jason Falchook
An episode about the trials of young adulthood: A girl at summer camp tries to keep up with her sophisticated fellow campers, a writer loses a trea...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Adam Wade, Credit: Jason Falchook
Slow service at a deli counter leads to an angry and regrettable outburst, a husband describes his wife’s lifelong battle with epilepsy, a teenager...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Samuel James, Credit: Joseph Michael
A 5-year-old girl is caught stealing by her strict mother, a shy writer gives her first ever interview on national TV, a child gets caught in the s...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Rachel Dratch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Janna Levin, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Boris Timanovsky, Credit: Jordan Silverman
A special Father's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour: A man who faints at the sight of blood prepares to become a father, a Russian immigrant take...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Duff McKagan, Credit: Braden Moran
A woman attempts to cross Alaska solo with a dog sled, an Orthodox Jewish boy tests God by eating pizza, a woman in her underwear sprints past a ne...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Karen Duffin, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A college kid has his jaw wired shut, a man receives the best gift ever from the love of his life, a young Mormon tries to extinguish her doubts, a...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Hari Kondabolu, Credit: Chris Council and Emily Champlin, Courtesy of the Aspen Institute
A mother struggles with her son's choice to have a religious wedding, a high schooler with a funny name becomes a pole vaulter, a social scientist ...

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Charles Pugh, Credit: Liz Mackinder
A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Siddhartha Mukherjee, Credit: Jason Falchook
A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakin...

  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Molly Ringwald, Credit: Jason Falchook
Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies i...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
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 27, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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