The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.

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Recent Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth StorySLAM

In this hour we’ll travel around the country to hear stories from our live open mic StorySLAM events: Louisville, Kentucky; San Francisco; Burlington, Vermont; Portland, Oregon; as well as the birthplace of the Moth StorySlam, New York City. Storytellers: John Dubuc, Leah Benson, Kathi Kinnear Hill, Tom Herndon, Caitlin Myer, David Sampliner, and Tara Clancy.

Lily Berman & Jeffery Rudell: Thanksgiving Stories

A special Thanksgiving episode of The Moth Podcast: A four-year-old decides that Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect time to give herself a haircut and after a citified family moves to a working farm, the chaos comes to a head at Thanksgiving. Storytellers: Lily Berman and Jeffery Rudell

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Dress, Prison Choir, and a Hotdog

A feminist searches for the perfect wedding dress, a playwright visits a prison in Malawi, a man spends a lifetime regretting a single moment, and a new mother struggles with her prosthetic arm. Storytellers: Jessi Klein, Al Letson, Marco Huertas, and Mary Archbold.

Jon Ronson & Micah Truran

Stories about Identity: Jon battles a Twitterbot that is using his name and his photo, and Micah’s lucky red tie leads to a revealing encounter with his musical hero.

The Moth Radio Hour: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life, a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world’s first-ever hand transplants, and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Storytellers: Janna Levin, Kodi Azari, and Eric S. Lander

Kimya Dawson & Kevin Haas: Halloween Stories

It’s The Moth Podcast Halloween Special! A young woman working at a haunted maze encounters a pop star and workers at a bar are confronted by a band of roving vampires. Storytellers: Kimya Dawson and Kevin Haas. Music in this episode by The Uncluded.