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The Moth Radio Hour
Saturdays at 5pm; Sundays at 1pm

The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories.

The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. We celebrate the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience. Our work allows people all over the world and from all walks of life: astronauts, students, a dental hygienist, a hotdog eating champion, a mechanic, exonerated prisoners, veterans, Nobel laureates and everyone in between, to share their stories on stage in front of a live audience. Through live and virtual shows, storytelling workshops, a podcast, Peabody Award-winning Radio Hour, and New York Times Best Selling books, The Moth brings the power of personal storytelling to millions of people each year—creating community and building empathy around the world.

The Moth has told more than 50,000 stories at over 6,000 live events since 1997. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

Find a list of recent episodes of The Moth Radio Hour below. To learn more about the show, click here.

  • In this episode, stories of stepping up, taking charge, and taking chances. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Curatorial Producer, Suzanne Rust. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Suzanne Rust Storytellers: Aleta Myles goes camping for the first time in a desert in Israel. In a dark place, Sean Wellington finds comfort in dance class. Newly licensed James Fitzgerald's first road trip goes awry. Amber Jo Hatt attempts to take her friends on a big adventure. Despite the potential consequences, Air Force officer Rachel Pomeroy reports an inappropriate incident. 5 year old Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin has an adventure on his way home from school.
  • We hear stories about how books and reading can foster connection. This episode is hosted by Emily Couch Storytellers: Kashyap Raja finds beauty in reading the Gruffalo to a young child. Errol McLendon receives some heartfelt gifts.
  • In this hour, five stories of picking our battles. The internal and external pressures that guide how we speak up, speak out, or stay silent. Hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Catherine Burns Storytellers: Hillary Boone and her mother scheme to save Vermont from hate. Maria Hodermarska fights for services for her son. Ed Mabaya finds himself in danger while visiting his girlfriend. Brad Lawrence and his sister work their mom's last nerve with their brawling. Angela Lush struggles to speak up.
  • In this hour, stories of the places that leave a lasting impression. A skating rink, a golf course, a restaurant, and a cemetery. This episode is hosted by Moth director Chloe Salmon. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Chloe Salmon Storytellers: Jacoby Cochran and his family build a home at Rich City Skate. Holly Thompson and her grandfather share a love of golf. After a turbulent history in online dating, Leah Haydock finds solace in pasta. Marguerite Maria Rivas searches for her daughter's grave.
  • We hear a story from someone searching for their family’s history. This episode is hosted by Michelle Jalowski. If you’d like to see photos of Jean-Michele and her grandmother, go to themoth.org/extras Storyteller: Jean-Michele Gregory
  • In this hour, stories of heroes, mentors, and our greatest supporters. A Coast Guard rescue swimmer considers his career, a lawyer learns the meaning of justice, and a songstress pens lyrics for her loved one. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director, Meg Bowles. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. Hosted by: Meg Bowles Storytellers: Rob Simpson takes us behind the scenes of life as a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Sheila Calloway searches for fairness and empathy in the justice system. Beth Nielsen Chapman finds magic in the writing of a song.