The Moth Radio Hour

Sundays at 9 p.m.

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.

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.

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Arts & Culture
4:39 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Father's Day Special 2015

Jordan Silverman

Andrew Postman tries to train himself not to pass out as he prepares for the births of his children. Boris Timanovsky returns to Russia and places flowers at what he hopes is his grandfather's grave. 
Annalise Raziq's new stepfather brings order and some new rules. 
Dori Samadzai Bonner and her family escape Afghanistan and seek asylum in the United States.

Arts & Culture
3:34 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Pole Vaulting, Comedy, and the Congo

Chris Council and Emily Champlin, Courtesy of the Aspen Institute

Annie Korzen has trouble letting go as her son grows up, gets engaged, and gets married.
Matthew Dicks is more concerned with beating his own high school track teammates than winning the meet.
Richard Matthew must decide whether the risks of working in war torn areas of the world are worth it.
Hari Kondabolu finally confronts a heckler after years of hearing jerks in the front row.

Arts & Culture
1:39 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Alzheimer's, Russia, and Landfill

Charles Pugh

Lauren Slater buys what she thinks is a farm in New Hampshire but soon discovers it was once a landfill.
  Ivan Kuraev is 8 when he falls deeply in love with a classmate. 
  Ivan Kuraev ’s doting Russian grandmother gets revenge on his boyhood enemies.
  Charles Pugh ’s grandmother is the most loving and supportive person in his life until she gets Alzheimer's disease.

Arts & Culture
12:43 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Doctors, Saints, and Secrets

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Dr. George Lombardi is sent overseas to save the life of the most famous nun of all time.
  Bliss Broyard learns the hidden facts about her father’s heritage just before he dies.
  Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the way his grandmother, and his native culture in India, embraced the end of life.

NOTE: 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.

Arts & Culture
3:20 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

Arts & Culture
1:59 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Cancer, Crime, and Crypts

Piper Kerman

Martha Manning is filled with sorrow when cancer revisits her patient.
  Piper Kerman must serve 13 months in a women’s federal prison for a crime she committed almost a decade before.
  Chris Tombline is a young undertaker who wishes he’d taken some more psych courses.   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.   

Arts & Culture
2:12 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Parties, Plans, and Police

Allison Evans

Kevin McGeehan comes home to care for his mother who is dying of cancer and they plan one last party together.
Bruce Feiler is diagnosed with cancer and tries to make sure his daughters will be taken care of.
Steve Osborne comes to terms with losing his sick father while trying to prepare for his Lieutenants exam. 

Arts & Culture
3:23 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Farms, Fish Banks, and an Iron Roof

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda struggles with personal eating habits while she advocates for food and nutrition security.
James Kassaga fights to earn his education and buys his grandmother the iron roof she could never afford.
Sisonke Msimang drives her friend to the doctor and learns how to listen to her words and her silences.
Jensi Sartin devises a plan to bring the fish back to Bali.

Arts & Culture
2:19 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Mother's Day Special 2015: Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mom

Jason Falchook

Molly Ringwald, Queen of the underdogs, is horrified to discover that her daughter is bullying kids in school.
Anthony Griffith finds his way in life with the aid of his strong mama bear of a mother.
Julian Goldhagen attempts to make a friendship work with the tough-boy son of his mother’s best friend.
Kate Tellers tries to hold on tight to happy memories of her dying mother.

Arts & Culture
10:49 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Virginity, Fidelity, and Fertility

Elna Baker

Tina McElroy Ansa is a little girl when her father’s business goes under and her family must leave their beloved, expansive home.

Alan Rabinowitz treks through the Himalayas to study the Taron, a dying race of people, and makes discoveries about himself.
  Elna Baker must tell her Mormon parents that she has made an irreversible change in her life.  

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