The Moth Radio Hour

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

The episodes displayed are not the full Radio Hour. For the full program, visit the Moth Radio Hour Website.

Recent Episodes

The Moth Radio Hour: Zimbabwe, Camping, Goths and Grace

A goth teenager makes an unlikely friend, social upheaval in the early days of Zimbabwe, a whiney kid on an camping trip and clergy at the scene of a crime.

Storytellers: David Crabb, Petina Gappah, Liz Allen, and Kate Braestrup.

Aryana Rose & Matthew Dicks & Carolyn Martin

A special Valentine's Day episode of The Moth Podcast: A woman falls in love with a man over a decade younger than her, a man tries to keep his promise to his high school sweetheart, and a young woman has to make a difficult decision.

Moth Radio Hour: Moth GrandSLAMs: Life and Death

In today’s hour, GrandSLAM stories from around the country: a subway altercation, a child’s view on love and war, an awkward first-year teacher, a widow at The Grand Canyon, a sixth-grade clown and the loved ones left behind after a tragedy.

Storytellers: Jeff Simmermon, Sofija Stefanovic, Tim Manley, Neshama Franklin, Colin Ryan, and Susanne Barakat.

The Moth Radio Hour: Moth GrandSLAMs: Life and Death

Author Neil Gaiman explains why he’s afraid to sing in public, a tourist gets a scare in London’s Highgate Cemetery, a Nigerian man tells a bold truth on live television and Christina Lamb talks about her double life as a mother and a war correspondent.

Storytellers: Neil Gaiman, Matt Day, Bisi Alimi, and Christina Lamb.

Moth Radio Hour: Sewing, Singing, Suits, and Cemeteries

An adolescent boy leaves home and finds a peculiar new family, a fashion guru is forced to improvise, a Baptist finds himself at a gay bar and a young woman discovers the beauty in the hometown she’d left behind years before.
Storytellers: George Dawes Green, Tim Gunn, Warren Holleman, and Natalie Chanin.

Moth Radio Hour: Live from NYC

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at The Players Club in New York City. A professional who works with adoption services details the personal reason she was drawn to her work, a son desperately seeks a connection with his father after a near deadly plane crash, and a Lutheran minister visits The Middle East and combats her intense fear of heights.


Storytellers: Maris Blechner, Joshua Wolf Shenk, Nadia Bolz-Weber.