The Moth Radio Hour

Sundays at 8:00 PM

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country. Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life.

Podcasts

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:33pm
    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.
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:57pm
    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.
  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 11:30am
    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 […]
  • Tuesday, January 6, 2015 1:39pm
    A gambler with a destructive streak tells himself he can beat the odds one last time.
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014 6:00am
    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.