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. 

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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, the fall 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Broadcast rights for the Fall 2010 Season open on October 1, 2010, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to April 30, 2011. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. 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.Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth Mainstage where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life.

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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. Moth Radio Hour Specials are available to all stations.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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, the spring 2010 season is available free to public radio stations. Learn more about The Moth, the series and live events. Please confirm carriage of The Moth Radio Hour by contacting Israel Smith at 612-377-3256 or ismarketing -at-yahoo-dot-com.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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. Broadcast rights for the Spring 2011 Season open on April 29, 2011, and stations may air each program an unlimited number of times prior to September 30, 2011. If you have questions about carriage, contact Israel Smith at ismarketing@yahoo.com.

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Put The Moth Marathon to work in your pledge drive.

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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.

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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. This is a list of previously aired episodes that are available only for subscribers of The Moth Radio Hour. These evergreen alternates may be aired in place of a weekly episode at the discretion of the station in the event that you have any technical issues or concerns about mature content on any given show.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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.

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The Moth Radio Hour features 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.

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Put the power of The Moth to work for your pledge drive.


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Caption: Esther Ngumbi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, Global Stories of Women and Girls -- hosted by Moth Storyteller, Fatou Wurie. A Kenyan student aspires to be beautiful while her moth...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: David Crabb, Credit: Victoria Baldwin
A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Noreen Riols, Credit: Jason Falchook
A record breaking, adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child and a young woman is recruited ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ellen Stofan, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour we explore stories relating to STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering and MATH): we travel from the laboratories of the Antarctic to the...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Aleeza Kazmi, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories about confidence and uncertainty. A young girl is confronted with color and identity; a teenager lets loose at his school dan...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Wendy Suzuki, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
*Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station.* In this hour, a man ...

Bought by MPR News Stations, KMXT, KCRW, Troy Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 40:21
  • Purchases: 51
Caption: Neil Gaiman, Credit: Mark Arrigo
Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold t...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Edward Hejka, Credit: Liz Mackinder
In this hour, a celebration of Moth stories and storytellers from Michigan. A woman visits a fortuneteller and is told she is cursed, a stay-at-hom...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Natalie Chanin, Credit: Jason Falchook
An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a yo...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Photo by Sean Carter, Credit: Suzie Afridie
In this hour, we celebrate things we do in the name of love. A woman is asked to choose between her family and the man she loves; a fisherman comes...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57