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.


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Caption: Kevin Free, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A young mother is obsessed with creating an absolutely perfect life for her children, Moth founder George Dawes Green details a bizarre interruptio...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Jamaica Kincaid, Credit: Jordan Silverman
Award-winning author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger spends many years covering war and thinks that he’s come close to knowing what sol...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Trystan Reese, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we focus on the uncommon denominators and wildly unexpected situations of life. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, The Moth’s Senior Director....

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Larry Kerr, Credit: Photo by Libby Lewis
In this hour, stories of protections and curses, love and war, and straying from both convention and home. Hosted by George Dawes Green, founder of...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: Ryan Knighton, Credit: Roger Ho
A comic attends her sister’s wedding at Disneyland, two guys try to break the Red Sox' curse, the child of two hoarders digs herself out, and a you...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: R. Eric Thomas, Credit: Photo by Ilana Wurman
In this episode, we take a look into the people and things that flash into our lives, and the indelible mark they leave behind. Hosted by Jenifer H...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Marika Hughes, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live event from Cooper Union. Andrew Solomon describes his circuitous route to becoming a dad, a cellist makes a disturbing discovery abo...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Tig Notaro, Credit: Micah Cordy
Comic Tig Notaro details her complicated relationship with her step-father; a New York City cop on a bust discovers the value of a mug shot; and a ...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
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Fundraising hour for stations carrying The Moth Radio Hour weekly. Includes pitch notes that you can adapt for your station. Read the full descript...

Bought by WRIR, KUHF, KJZZ, Maine Public Radio, WLRN and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 42:11
  • Purchases: 34
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: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:55