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: Diana Spechler, Credit: Jason Falchook
True romance is put in jeopardy by a reality TV show, a speechwriter has an explosive show down with Bill Clinton, a woman flies cross country to h...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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In this hour: stories of the power of sound -- and the newness we find through listening, and trusting our ears. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Pro...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hoste...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meani...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Ernesto Quinonez, Credit: Jason Falchook
A family reunites around a hospital bed, a grandmother shares wisdom (and a beer) with her grandson, a third-grade teacher underestimates the power...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Taylor Negron, Credit: Joshua Bushueff
A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a ma...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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In this hour, we present stories of the brave and the bold. Tales of risks, hard lessons and big changes that leave an indelible mark. Hosted by Th...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Hasan Minhaj, Credit: Christan Leonard
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman ha...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:55
Caption: Simon Doonan, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Writer and bon vivant, Simon Doonan, sets out on a mission to fulfill a childhood desire; a secret finally catches up with a suburban housewife and...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Sherman "OT" Powell, Credit: Photo by Liz Mackinder
In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and smal...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:59