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The Moth

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Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.

The Moth Radio Hour is now available on PRX, so you can experience true stories told live on stage without scripts. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales.  Learn more here about The Moth, the program series, storytellers and live events. 

Today The Moth has three ongoing programs, all of which contribute their very best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life (an astronaut, an owl expert, a reformed pickpocket, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist are among the hundreds and hundreds of storytellers to date); The Moth’s StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country; and The Moth’s community outreach program, MothShop, which bring workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.

Come to our web site at themoth.org. 

Pieces

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: 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: 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: 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: Michael Massimino, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special Live edition of The Moth at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with ad...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
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: Tristan Jimerson, Credit: Sarah Stacke
*Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, lesso...

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WJCT, Troy Public Radio, Marfa Public Radio, KANW and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 45:27
  • Purchases: 39
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
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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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: Salman Ahmad, Credit: Photo by Allison Evans
A special Live edition of The Moth at Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. Hosted by Tara Clancy with additional hosting from Jay Allison. An ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 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
Caption: Horace H.B. Sanders, Credit: Sean Carter
An unlikely romance between an outdoorsy guy and an indoorsy woman; trials and tribulations of a marriage plus eight children; and Peter Sagal dist...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Danusia Trevino
In this hour, a member of a punk band gets summoned to jury duty; a man with MS hopes to qualify for a medical trial; a worker’s small rebellion at...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Pierre Epstein, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Lewis Lapham, Credit: David Polenberg
George Plimpton gives an auction winner a star-studded walkthrough of legendary NYC eatery Elaine's; rookie reporter Lewis Lapham learns a lot abou...

Bought by WYSO, KCLU, WNPR, WCMU, KCRW and more


  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Aubrey Edwards
In this hour, a basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Krista Tippett, Credit: Eamon Coyne
A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds; a woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister gra...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Melanie Yazzie, Credit: Photo by Jessica Taves
In this episode we travel to Chicago, the Navajo Nation in Arizona, and then end the hour on the sidelines of the Tour de France. A man struggles w...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:57