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’s 20th Anniversary Special

In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moth’s 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex. And a pragmatic idealist learns to listen deeply. Hosted by The Moth’s Executive […]

Vy Higginsen: A Common Ancestor

20 years ago, to the day, was The Moth’s first every storytelling event. To celebrate we’re sharing a story of a woman on a quest to learn about her family tree and ancestors’ past. Storyteller: Vy Higginsen

The Moth Radio Hour: The Big Oops: Blunders Large and Small

A young girl enters a school talent show; a boy learns some family secrets when his mom returns from a trip to India; an online shopping session goes awry; and a college student is drawn into the civil rights movement. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Explorers, Organizers & Interrogations

A man fights street noise with poetry; a mother of three journeys to find true north; and a book lover faces danger in the Soviet Union. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Storytellers: Aaron Naparsteck, Ann Daniels, and […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Mother’s Day Special 2017

A woman who has never wanted children suddenly questions her choice, a little girl gets angry at her mother and runs away from home, a son struggles at his mother’s deathbed, and a man finds a mother’s love in unconventional ways. Hosted by The Moth Radio Hour Producer, Jay Allison (with help from his mom). […]