The Moth Radio Hour

Sundays at 9 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10 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.

Live in Iowa City

Jan 16, 2020
Stephanie Summerville
Stephanie Craig

Jim Bennett rides RAGBRAI as part of Lambda Legal team and samples Iowa’s “ham balls.”
Stephanie Summerville
recalls the summer of her first kiss and her father’s sudden illness.
Janice Josephine Carney
is a Vietnam veteran who finally feels at home in her body.

Reconciling the Past

Jan 13, 2020
Sarah Jane Johnson
Jason Falchook

Journalist Jerry Mitchell takes on notorious members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Reyna Grande finds kinship with a man seeking asylum in the US.

In her journey to start a family, Sarah Jane Johnson also finds herself facing her past. 

Ophira Eisenberg
Christian Weber

Phil Caputo - Journalist gives details of being a rookie reporter and then a seasoned war correspondent. 

Ophira Eisenberg - A little girl gets The Barbie Dream house after a terrible car wreck. 

Tricia Rose Burt - A Southern overachiever attempts to loosen up in a drawing class.

Carlos Kotkin - An undesirable poodle named Coco is reluctantly rescued from an animal shelter.  


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. 

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.

Around the World

Oct 31, 2019
Robinah Babirye
Libby Lewis

Emma Gordon delves into her boyfriend's past relationship to save him from deportation. 

Kwong Yue Yang prejudges his seatmate on a flight to China.

Anastasia Krasilnikova and her family keep a secret from her abusive father.

Robinah Babirye is blackmailed due to her HIV status.