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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: 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
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: Jan 18, 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
Caption: Danyel Smith
A woman decides whether she's a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, a...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Abbas Mousa, Credit: Image by: Brian Powers
A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Shannon Cason, Credit: Mike Martens
A man enters a world of high stakes gambling; a family tragedy turns into a stand-off with police detectives; a neuroscientist searches for clues o...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Abbas Mousa, Credit: Brian Powers
A special veteran’s day episode of The Moth. A soldier trains to land his plane on an aircraft carrier, a future marine rebels against her abusive ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KTXK, KMXT, KMUN, CIRH 98.3fm Roundhouse Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Frederick Hauck, Credit: Greta Rybus
A special live edition of The Moth at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, hosted by Dan Kennedy, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A high s...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
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A special Holiday Hour from The Moth. The unexpected gifts of December: holiday customs, brand new traditions, flying cows, fruit, luminaries and a...

Bought by KISU, WJFF, WMUU-LP, WLPR, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 53
Caption: Jay Martel, Credit: Braden Moran
A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with s...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Isaiah Owens, Credit: Jason Falchook
After losing her mother to breast cancer, a woman must make a tough decision; an undertaker explains how he was called to the job as a kid; and a y...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Bess Stillman
In this hour, Moth GrandSLAM stories from around the country. PTSD, a trans teen, college, eBay, prison, eye contact and the emergency room. Hoste...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Lynn Ferguson, Credit: Allan Onderchain
A special live edition of The Moth at Town Hall in NYC hosted by Adam Gopnik, with additional hosting by Jay Allison. A true fashionista auditions...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:57