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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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139 Pieces

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Caption: Abraham Leno, Credit: Photo by Caroline Lacey
In this hour, four stories about secret identities and true selves. A secular man immerses himself in a Christian world; a young woman pledges hers...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Liel Leibovitz
In this hour, a woman gets a call in the middle of the night; a young boy discovers the truth about his idol; a girl does her best to prepare for a...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Catherine Palmer, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a special live edition of The Moth from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Hosted by Dame Wilburn, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Dawn Fraser
In this special December holiday hour, stories about celebration, differing traditions, and family. A mother and son do their best to keep the gift...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: Nov 29, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Bethany Van Delft, Credit: Dare Kumolu-Johnson
A mother gets surprising news in the maternity ward, a man is addicted to cookies, an elderly woman gets a “ticket to heaven”, and a musician helps...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Jason Trieu
In this special hour, three stories from the Vietnam War Era. A troop comes under attack deep in the Vietnamese jungle; a triage nurse does her bes...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Wilson Portorreal, Credit: Jason Falchook
A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher's kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Navreet Chawla , Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, stories of doing the seemingly impossible; taking a risk for a chance at love, trusting a gut instinct, believing in a message from b...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Jon Ronson, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, a "spambot" takes over a man's life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman's career ambition is challenged by her healt...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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A special live edition of The Moth from Tarrytown, New York. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A man faces his fe...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Fabrice Morvan
A woman becomes a stepmother to a dog, a tour guide in Toronto confronts racism, a mother learns the meaning of “Little pitchers have big ears”, an...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Vivian Huang, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about finding your calling. A speech writer has a defining moment at the White House; a young Carl Bernstein gets his first j...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2017
  • 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: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
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 30, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Boots Riley
In this hour, three stories about times we come across guns in our lives. An aspiring writer tries to land a job with Hunter S. Thompson; a dental...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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: Aug 16, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:59