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: REM, Car Wrecks and the Circus

In this hour, we explore What Went Wrong: a dad gets chummy with a rock star and causes havoc, a childhood trauma shapes a super model’s outlook and The Big Apple Circus imports communist the height of the cold war.

Storytellers: Gordon Edelstein, Padma Lakshmi, and Paul Binder.

George Lombardi & Mary Navarre

A young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon and a Catholic school dropout searches for meaning.

The Moth Radio Hour: Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food

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 ongoing battle about the proper way to cook meat; celebrity chef David Chang shares his anxiety about receiving, and possibly losing, Michelin Stars; comedian Lisa Lampanelli tells about her hilarious and moving stint at a fitness camp.

Storytellers: Adam Gopnik, David Chang, and Lisa Lampanelli.

Angela Lush & TJ McDonald

A woman decides to rebel against her family by getting a tattoo and a New Zealander visits America only to discover he's completely out of place.

The Moth Radio Hour: Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah

A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground; three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco; and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world.

Storytellers: Jeffrey Solomon, Edgar Oliver, and Elif Shafak.

Shalom Auslander & Jeannette Walls

A son finds his dad's porn collection which reveals something surprising about his parent's relationship and a woman learns to embrace her past.