Behind the Stories: The Moth Radio Hour Extras

Take a gander at the special behind-the-stories extras which you may have heard mentioned on the latest season of The Moth Radio HourRead more »


The Moth conducts six ongoing programs.

The Moth Mainstage is our flagship program, which has featured stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie, as well as an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot-dog eating champion and hundreds more. The Moth Mainstage is a staple of the literary and art scene in New York City, but also tours throughout the United States and abroad as The Moth on the Road.

The success of The Moth Mainstage inspired The Moth StorySLAM, our popular open mic storytelling competition, currently thriving in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit, and branching out further in the near future.

Launched in 2000 in an effort to reach storytellers who might not find their way to us, the MothSHOP Community Education Program, teaches storytelling principles to students and disenfranchised adults in underserved neighborhoods, then shares those stories within the community and beyond, giving platform to voices that might otherwise have gone unheard.

The Moth is also available for the corporate sector through MothSHOP Corporate, which trains employees to utilize the power of storytelling to promote their goals and ideas.

The Moth Podcast offers a weekly story, free of charge, via digital download, and is downloaded over a million times a month.

The Moth Radio Hour, produced by The Moth and Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, is carried by more than 200 stations across the country.