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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PLEASE NOTE: 2009's pilot season is available to stations on a case-by-case basis. Contact Israel Smith if your station would like to air the pilot season. 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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Description coming 6/21

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Rachel Dratch, Credit: Sarah Stacke
After many years in the legendary Blue Man Group, a performer makes a profound connection with an audience member; a world-renowned neuroscientist ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Janna Levin, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A special live edition of The Moth's collaboration with The World Science Festival. An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Photo by Braden Moran
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Mo...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Suzanne Barakat, Credit: Ian Tervet
In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a ...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Alexis Chin, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this episode we share five adventure stories. A flat world gets some much needed dimension; an adrenaline junkie gets his fill; and a woman fall...

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: CJ Hunt, Credit: Photo by Braden Moran
In this special episode of The Moth, we listen to five stories about fathers — from embarrassing jokes to tender moments shared on the road. The Mo...

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  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Roy Choi, Credit: Braden Moran
A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Se...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Maxie Jones, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we step into the private lives of five storytellers all trying to make their worlds a more hospitable and homely place to be. Hosted ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Cal Wilson, Credit: Timothy Herbert
A special episode featuring stories from women around the world. Resilient children, computer crashes, swimming lessons, life after a house fire, s...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2018
  • Length: 53:58