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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. 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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135 Pieces

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Caption: Sherman "O.T." Powell, Credit: Denise Ofelia Mangen
A special live edition of The Moth in NYC’s Central Park. Comic Jessi Klein lands her childhood dream job writing for Saturday Night Live; a priso...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 53:54
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: 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 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:58
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: 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: Oct 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Edgar Oliver, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young cadet is entrusted with vital records at a military academy; a woman remembers visiting her two mysterious aunts as a child; and a civil ri...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Audrey Pleasant, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Jonathan Ames ("Bored to Death") details an epic fencing match, a wallflower teaches herself the slide and ends up in the spotlight, an addict risk...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Stephanie Summerville, Credit: Stephanie Craig
A special live edition of The Moth at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City hosted by Peter Aguero, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. An activist ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Dawn Seymour
A special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jon Levin, Credit: Christian Weber
A socialite turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection; Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking and hilar...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Ed Koch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Double amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress, and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 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
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: Jun 25, 2015
  • Length: 53:58