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The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 500 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

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Birds of a Feather

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 1/12/2021. ---

Let the feathers fly! This week, a special avian hour. Stories from a Ravenmaster, a scientist, and a reluctant chicken farmer about the birds that made them as happy as a lark or as crazy as a loon. This episode is hosted by The Moth's Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, and her parrot, Hamilton. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

The Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, Christopher Skaife, has a tough first day.

Dame Wilburn and her wife decide to raise chickens in Detroit.

Research scientist Irene Pepperburg forms a 30-year bond with a parrot named Alex.

The Moth Radio Hour
Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups

A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’, a Texas romance is thwarted by religion, and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age--at gunpoint. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg and Moth Radio Hour producer, Jay Allison. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media. 

Tricia Coburn attends Miss Macy’s Charm School and eventually lands a modeling gig.

Sara Bird finds solace from heartbreak as a librarian at the LBJ LIbrary. 

John Lincoln is robbed twice while working the front desk of a hotel.

The Moth Radio Hour
Not What They Seem

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In this hour, tales that remind us that looks can be deceiving. Disguises, surprises from strangers, and reckoning with one's own identity. This episode is hosted by Moth Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Phill Branch designs his own suit for prom.

Raabia Wazir leaves KY to take a job at Muslim Civil Rights Organization in DC.

Jean le Bec begins to feel a sense of community at her local pool.

Micheal Devlin rescues a sheep in a field in  Ireland.

Jim Giaccone searches for his brother in the rubble of the Twin Towers.

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The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.
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