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: Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

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 has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.

The Moth Radio Hour: Wigs, Wigouts, and Insurance

A woman decides whether she’s a wig person or a scarf person while undergoing chemotherapy, a magazine editor is confronted by rapper Foxy Brown, and a mother navigates the everyday after her son is gravely injured.

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moth at the World Science Festival

A special live edition of The Moth Radio Hour from the 2014 World Science Festival in New York City. A doctor who studies memory is confronted with her own father’s memory loss, a boy attempts to take control of his life by planning the perfect Bar Mitzvah, an archeologist fights against the rising waters, and […]

Josh Axelrad: Lucky Ladies

A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time.

Grace Lee Boggs: Partners In Struggle

Grace Lee Boggs tells a story about how the civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph inspired her to get involved, and how she met her husband Jimmy Boggs.

The Moth Radio Hour: Holiday Special 2014

Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a ‘Hollywood’ style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet.