The Moth Radio Hour can be heard on WCQS, Sunday nights at 6, beginning October 4th. The Moth Radio Hour features the most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories from The Moth main stage and StorySLAM events. WCQS previously broadcast The Moth Radio Hour as a limited run series over the years, and is delighted to be able to add the program as a part of the weekly line up.
Asheville was recently selected as one of The Moth's StorySLAM cities. The monthly storytelling competition happens the third Thursday at The Mothlight at Mr. Fred's in west Asheville. Learn more about monthly StorySLAMs here.
The Moth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. 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.
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.
Today, The Moth's reach is vast. The Moth Radio Hour is comprised of the best of: The Moth Mainstage, where celebrities appear alongside unique voices from all walks of life; The Moth's StorySLAM competitions, which are open to all and rapidly expanding to cities across the country (inlcuding Asheville!); and The Moth's community outreach program, MothShop, which brings workshops to people whose stories would otherwise go unheard.
Tune in to The Moth Radio Hour Sunday nights at six beginning October 4th.