Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 31, 2015

A Love Letter from London

by Matt Hill

I first heard The Moth in 2008; two days before I lost my job at a national broadcaster. Those two events are not unconnected. My employers were launching a series of radio stations and I was tasked with listening to hours and hours of these new ‘podcast’ shows that people were talking about. I’d trawled through a lot of terrible, terrible shows before I heard The Moth. I loved the fact it was ordinary people, the kind that you never heard in mainstream media, getting up...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 07, 2012

Celebrating 15 Years of The Moth

by The Moth Staff

On June 7th, 1997, George Dawes Green invited a small group of people to his home in New York City for the first Moth night. Pegi Vail, a founding member of The Moth’s board, remembers below: I’ll never forget when my friend George Green said to me, “I have this idea I want to tell you about and I want you to do this with me” at our mutual friend Roland Legiardi-Laura’s loft during one of Roland’s regular ‘Salons’ in 1995 or ’96. As I would later write in many appeal letters over the next cou...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 16, 2012

Jay Allison on “The Rise of Stories Out Loud”

by The Moth Staff

We were absolutely thrilled to be included in this year’s NarrativeArc conference at Boston University. The conference “celebrates and explores narrative journalism, a powerful, unfettered, public but individually voiced genre, as it expands into many digital media.” Radio legend and The Moth Radio Hour‘s producer Jay Allison delivered the conference’s keynote “The Moth & Friends: The Rise of Stories Out Loud” about the importance of oral storytelling in an increasingly digital world. “I have...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 09, 2012

The Moth Remembers Katherine Russell Rich

by The Moth Staff

Judy Stone, a dear friend of Katherine and long-time member of The Moth community, writes: Our much-loved, deeply admired friend Kathy Rich died last week, nearly two decades after her doctor said she had a year left, two at most. You might say she was living on borrowed time – except that Kathy didn’t borrow time; she owned it, planting her flag firmly and ruling that span of seasons fiercely, wisely, hilariously, benevolently, and beautifully. Hearing of Kathy’s passing, ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Nov 28, 2011

Celebrating The Moth's 200th Podcast Episode with Chicago's First GrandSLAM!

by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer

Thank you so much for supporting us on the way to our 200th episode of The Moth podcast!As a way to say thanks, we wanted to give our listeners the best approximation of a full-length Moth GrandSLAM by podcasting the first Chicago GrandSLAM, recorded live in January 2011 and presented in its entirety. You’ll hear the whole thing, from start to finish, over the course of two podcast episodes.Moth GrandSLAMS have been happening in New York and California for many years but for this maiden GrandsS...

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