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.

Ways to Connect

Parental Guidance

Nov 26, 2019
Bridgett Davis
Liz Mackinder

Bridgett Davis's mother provides for her family and teaches her daughter a valuable lesson in the process. Ellie Lee tells the story of her Chinese immigrant father and the empire he built from nothing. Jason Schommer's mother teaches him that bad decisions can be immortalized in photos.  Louise Newton-Keogh learns and re-learns the meaning of "I love you" from her mother. 

Forever and Ever

Nov 20, 2019
Caitlin FitzGerald
Jason Falchook

Talaya Moore, a homeless child, takes solace in her most valued possession - her dolls.  
Nikesh Shukla finds a frozen moment in time after the death of his mother.
Self-professed nerd Andrew Solmssen meets his match.
Caitlin FitzGerald discovers her new home has a terrible past. 

A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett

Nov 15, 2019
Jay Martel
Braden Moran

Jay Martel must find a home for a giant clay bust of his own head.

Alexandra Rosas buries her guilt about her father’s suicide for almost three decades.

Arthur Bradford documents his friend’s obsession with the 1970s television star, Chad Everett.

Out of Step, Out of Place

Nov 8, 2019
Jon Bennett
Jack Pasco

John Elder Robison is an adult when he is diagnosed with Asperger's.

Renee Watson and her classmates band together to take on their teacher. 

Jon Bennett, a vegetarian, goes on a hunting trip with his father.

Shipwrecked & Complicated Mothers

Oct 31, 2019
June Cross
Sarah Stacke

June Cross is born to a white mother and black father and is asked to keep her two different worlds separate.
  Mishka Shubaly is the youngest crew member in a sailboat shipwreck, and must trek a treacherous path to save the day.
  Susan Duncan cares for her dying mother and finally bridges the gulf between them.

When offensive or FCC-prohibited words appear, they are bleeped and listed in the Content Advisory. Sensitive content will be given an on-air caution and will be noted here in the description.