The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.
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.
Originally formed by the writer George Dawes Green as an intimate gathering of friends on a porch in Georgia (where moths would flutter in through a hole in the screen), and then recreated in a New York City living room, The Moth quickly grew to produce immensely popular events at theaters and clubs around New York City and later around the country.
The Moth Pitch Line invites people to pitch story ideas online or through a toll-free hotline.
The Moth Radio Hour debuts Sunday, October 1 at 11 a.m.
Q: What is changing?
A: WBHM is adding The Moth Radio Hour to our schedule starting Sunday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Moth Radio Hour is a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty, bravery and humor.
Q: Why are you making this change?
A: To better serve our audience. Live storytelling on the radio is increasingly popular on the radio, and The Moth Radio Hour has been one of the top requested programs.
Q: What about Arc Stories?
A: We would love to air both Arc Stories and The Moth Radio Hour. At this time, Arc Stories is taking an indefinite hiatus on WBHM. Both WBHM and Arc Stories are hoping to secure funding for future episodes and look forward to continuing the partnership. The Moth Radio Hour is an ongoing weekly program and Arc Stories was an ongoing monthly program. Past episodes of Arc Stories on WBHM are available here. Arc Stories also has a podcast, and hosts live storytelling events in Birmingham.
Q: What about the hour-long broadcast of Says You?
A: Says You! can still be heard Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in its original 30 minute version. There are many ways to access additional hour-long programs including: via podcast, a Says You app for both Android and Apple devices, iTunes archive, and an even older archive.