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: Facing The Dark

In this hour, a chaplain guides a family through death and goodbyes; a man wanders New York City during the black of 2003; and a daughter tries to break her father’s silence about the Holocaust. Hosted by The Moth’s founder, George Dawes Green. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Bible Salesmen, Ghosts and Strippers

A young woman in Southern California describes her unconventional upbringing with a very free-spirited mother, a door-to-door bible salesman-circa 1953-shares sales tactics, an actor from the golden age of Hollywood reaches out from beyond the grave, and a little boy gets through a hospital stay by pretending he’s a superhero. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, […]

Andrew Forsthoefel: Deluded in the Desert

In this episode, a young man sets out on a 4,000 mile journey and becomes a magnet for stories along the way. Storytellers: Andrew Forsthoefel

The Moth Radio Hour: People, Places, Problems

In this hour, a man whose mother never learned to read enrolls in law school.; a recent graduate runs in to familiar faces; an uber driver encounters an unruly passenger; a photo collage fails to capture the scope of a relationship; and a child’s hair is shaved to save her life. Hosted by The Moth’s […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Wedding Jitters and Kindergarten Battle Prep

A basement fire leads to a wedding, a young man in Jamaica is obsessed with a comic book, a child from a strict home lets off steam with her two grandmothers and a protective father prepares to do battle with his kid’s school. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from the World Science Festival

In this hour, an astronaut gets his swimming legs; a scientist becomes a human-guinea pig; and a marine biologist shatters a glass ceiling. The stories from in this episode were recorded at a special Moth event at Lincoln Center in New York City in partnership with The World Science Festival. Hosted by Adam Gopnik with […]