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.


Pieces

Caption: Jillian Lauren, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A woman sets off in search of transformation and ends up in a harem in Bandar Seri Begawan, a teacher discovers her playground has turned into a 3r...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Rosanne Cash, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, we're on the move Three stories from the road, rail, and the sky. Hosted by Catherine Burns, The Moth’s Artistic Director. The Moth R...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Flora Hogman, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Professional gambler Annie Duke details a pivotal poker game at the televised Tournament of Champions, road rage lands a new mom in jail, a young w...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: Barbara Collins Bowie, Credit: Photo by Jason Falchook
In this hour, stories from a live Moth Mainstage in New York City. A teacher demonstrates the hard lessons of the frontier, a man's photo causes a ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Ash Bhardwaj, Credit: Photo by Aron Klein
In this hour, four stories on saying farewell to family, the past, or sometimes the very earth we stand on. Hosted by Meg Bowles, The Moth’s Senior...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: David Chang, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an o...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, WYSO, KCLU, KCRW and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Satori Shakoor, Credit: Sarah Stacke
A family of amateur detectives crack a case; a librarian takes a dance class to spice things up; a father and son come to terms in Newark Airport; ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Gautam Narula
In this hour, three stories about questioning power dynamics…in the USSR, on the streets of NYC and on death row. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Pr...

  • Added: Jun 25, 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