The Moth Radio Hour

Thursdays at 8pm

Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 20,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs.

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Dec 20, 2019
Alistair Bane
David Harmantas

Alistair Bane reluctantly attends church as his friend's grandmother's "special guest"... Jon Levin is penniless with a con man in Las Vegas. Noriko Rosted must find a pet sitter for her beloved cat before her trip to Italy.  Taylor Tower wonders if her dad is the "right" kind of parent. 

Live from Santa Barbara

Dec 18, 2019
Monte Montepare
Keni Fukudome

Monte Montepare finds himself at an emotional crossroads in rural Alaska.

Christina Igaraividez connects to her grandmother through the violin.

Drummer Patty Schemel finds herself on tour with millennials. 

Pierre Epstein
Photo by Jason Falchook

Adam Ruben is at a loss when it comes to buying Christmas gifts.

Pierre Epstein is a little boy tracking the progress of his Uncle Igor's escape from Nazi-occupied France.

Ed McCarthy break sinto the house he grew up in to rescue a precious box of Christmas decorations.

Katie Fales
 grandfather is a rancher who was to rescue a bunch of stranded steer.

Catherine McCarthy finally admits she's homesick during Christmas in Thailand.

Phone Call, Flamenco, Surprise Party

Dec 4, 2019
Ray Christian
Dare Kumolu-Johnson

Auburn Sandstrom is in a dire situation and makes a call for help.  Tere Negrete is a young reporter eager to impress her boss. Daniel Judson is a rabbi who gets busted for speeding. Ray Christian is underestimated at Boy Scout.
Todd Shafer threw his wife the surprise party she never wanted. Mary Furlong Coomer falls in love with flamenco as a little girl.

The Kindness of Strangers

Nov 26, 2019

Laura Zimmermann loses herself . . . and her stuff in Portugal. David Cole does all that he can to return to sender. Niccolo Aeed faces scrutiny at the airport.  Denise Scheuermann shares a ritual of good hope. Caroline Abilat struggles to show herself kindness after the birth of her first child. Ed Gavagan is called upon to show grace to the boys who stabbed him.