Moth Radio Hour

Sun, 10/04/2009 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Adam Gopnik

Credit: PRX

The Moth Radio Hour, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD91.5-2,  features 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 and bravery. The Moth Radio Hour is old-fashioned storytelling on modern topics. These pilot programs are hosted by Lea Thau and Catherine Burns, two dynamic women who lead The Moth organization in New York, and by Dan Kennedy, who MCs many of the live events. In the October 4th episode hear how celebrated author and writer Adam Gopnik ("Paris to the Moon," "The New Yorker") embarrasses his son, and offends other loved ones by getting lost in the new world of Instant Message abbreviations. Also, stories of first love and unlikely pen pals, and a sad tale of a gay man who come out to his parents with dramatic consequences.