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: Hand Transplant, DNA, and a Backwards Heart

An astrophysicist discovers wild parallels in her research and romantic life, a surgeon details his involvement in one of the world’s first-ever hand transplants, and a geneticist is called to testify in a murder case and lays the groundwork for DNA fingerprinting as forensic evidence. Storytellers: Janna Levin, Kodi Azari, and Eric S. Lander

Kimya Dawson & Kevin Haas: Halloween Stories

It’s The Moth Podcast Halloween Special! A young woman working at a haunted maze encounters a pop star and workers at a bar are confronted by a band of roving vampires. Storytellers: Kimya Dawson and Kevin Haas. Music in this episode by The Uncluded.

The Moth Radio Hour: Red Sox, Jerusalem, and Coming Home

A father bonds with his son over baseball, a boy realizes that his single father is not a superhero, a worker at a community center has a knife pulled on her, a newly divorced mother is evicted from her home, and a young writer moves to Jerusalem with the hope that peace will break out. Storytellers: Jimmy […]

The Moth Radio Hour: Live from Boston

A special live edition of The Moth recorded at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. A New York City cop looks into the death of a kid he grew up with, a jazz musician dreams of playing with James Brown, and a woman falls in love over the protestations of her family. Storytellers: Steve Osborne, Christian McBride, and Mary […]

Marie Hershkowitz & Matthew McGough: Baseball Stories

The Moth goes to the ballpark! This week as the weather starts to get colder and the baseball playoffs begin, we have the story of a young girl who falls in love with the New York Mets and a young Yankees fan lands a job as batboy. Storytellers: Marie Hershkowitz and Matthew McGough.

The Moth Radio Hour: Boyhood

A writer makes his dad proud, a preacher’s kid takes money from his grandfather, a high schooler chases his dog out onto the Grand Concourse, and a former child soldier negotiates high school in New York City. Storytellers: Neil Gaiman, Christian Garland, Wilson Portorreal, and Ishmael Beah.