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The Moth Radio Hour

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly program that is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling. One goal of The Moth is to present the finest storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists; another is to encourage storytelling among populations whose stories often go unheard.

Occasional Magic

Mar 8, 2019
Sofija Stefanovic
Allison Evans

Edgar Oliver propagates monsters in his backyard.
Chenjerai Kumanyika seeks protection through tradition and faith.
Matt McArthur witnesses rare beauty during an Arctic dive.
Sofija Stefonovic gets her first taste of capitalism.

Moth 2019 Spring Fundraiser

Feb 22, 2019

Christian McBride - A young musician gets a once in a lifetime shot at the big time.
Karen Gearon - With her fellow shopworkers at the Dunnes Stores, Karen goes on strike and sparks international interest in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. 
Dr. Mary Claire King - Discovers the inherited breast cancer gene after enduring personal heartbreak. 

Ideas for scripting are included below to segue between stories, adapt for your station's approach. NPR news compatible. 

In Famiglia

Feb 22, 2019
Bob Baril
Allison Evans

Kay Elmsley Weeden and her siblings have adventures on the Wisconsin River. Marjace Miles searches for meaning amidst an unexpected pregnancy. Bob Baril gets a once in a lifetime experience with his son. Jahvannia Darling keeps a secret from her mother. Qing Zhao must choose between love and her career. Carmen Putnam experiences the hope of a new pregnancy while mourning her stillborn child.

Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls

Feb 15, 2019
Ijeoma Oluo
Heather Immor

Matthew Diffee decides to become a cartoonist.

Ijeoma Oluo realizes that a school teacher was trying to be charitable.

Tara Clancy lives a dual lifestyle growing up in Queens and The Hamptons.

Nancy Finton narrowly escapes an attacker.

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. 

The Moth: Live on Martha's Vineyard

Feb 11, 2019
Buddy Vanderhoop
Amanda Kowalski

Bearing Witness

Jan 31, 2019
Tara Welch

Alice Schaffer, a preacher's daughter, grows up in fear of the lessons learned in Sunday school. 
Dawn Ross tries to adjust to life in rural Arkansas.
D. Parvaz, a journalist covering the uprising in Syria, is arrested and imprisoned.
Leland Melvin suffers a devastating injury that cuts short his dream of flying in space.

Don't Stop the Music

Jan 23, 2019
Liz Linder

David Montgomery gets immersed in Spice World. Cal Street describes her time as part of The Velvelettes. Dawn Smith grows up in a cult that forbids music. Jin Au-Yeung's lyricism connects him to Barack Obama.

Hearing Voices

Jan 14, 2019
Braden Moran

Stanley Alpert relies on his hearing when he is kidnapped. Faith Ekienabor finds a brand new way to her college class. T Dixon discovers the power of her own voice. Anna Schuleit builds an unconventional instrument.

Knowing How and When to Fight

Jan 7, 2019
Timothy Herbert

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.

Love, Serve and Protect

Dec 19, 2018
Photo by Jason Falchook

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.