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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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135 Pieces

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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: 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: Oct 30, 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: 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: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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: 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: 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: 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 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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: Jun 25, 2015
  • 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: 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: 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: 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