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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. Rates are based on your station TSR. Please contact Kathleen Unwin at kathleen@prx.org for more information or help in subscribing to the program.


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125 Pieces

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Caption: Tara Clancy, Credit: Allison Evans
In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlingt...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jessi Klein
In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Cal...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jason Schmidt, Credit: Eric Becker
A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker gets a knife pulled on her at a homel...

  • Added: May 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Victor Levenstein
In this hour, a man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Uni...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Samuel Lewis Lee, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special edition of The Moth Radio Hour dedicated to Mothers. A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl g...

  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jane Otai, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, more stories from women across the world. A group of daughters bear the weight of a family death; a young girl is told to keep her re...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • 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 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Cole Kazdin, Credit: Photo by Renee Rosensteel
In this hour, a heartbroken woman has a wish come true; a homeowner gets an unwanted surprise; a struggling temp remembers his glory days; a foreig...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Photo by, Credit: Jason Falchook
In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black of 2003; and a daughter tries to ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Bokara Legendre, Credit: Amanda Kowalski
A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American G...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ray Christian, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounte...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Nathan Englander, Credit: Jason Falchook
The victim of a random stabbing struggles to reestablish his life while suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, author Nathan Englander desc...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Flora Hogman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young w...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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In this episode we feature four stories about our relationship to home. Yearning for a place to call home, leaving one home in search of another a...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Isobel Connelly
In this hour, a brand new doctor struggles working the night shift; a young girl has a life-threatening heart condition; a mailman joins Mister Rog...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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An hour devoted to misfits! An awkward teenager finds his place at a museum, a child is given a sense of structure and order in life, a woman worri...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:58