Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 26, 2022

How to Tell a Story: A Message from the Authors

by The Moth

Hello Moth Community, Today is a special day for The Moth! Our new book, How to Tell a Story, is out in the world.We debated the dedication line, as we did nearly every word in this book—(co-authoring is lively work!)—but there was a collective and happy yes when we co-decided:TO THE UNDISCOVERED STORIES IN ALL OF US.This book is dedicated to you and what you have yet to share.We worked many hours to distill 25 years of front-row storytelling know-how into a single book. We hope a...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 10, 2018

R.I.P. Alan Rabinowitz

by Catherine Burns (Artistic Director)

We are heartbroken to hear of the death of beloved Moth storyteller Alan Rabinowitz. We met Alan in 2005. His first story, Man and Beast, about him overcoming a debilitating stutter to become a voice and champion for animals, is a beloved classic which was eventually turned into a children's book and short film. While working on the story, I would meet Alan at 7AM at the Bronx Zoo, where he ran their Wildlife Conservation Society (he eventually co-founded the con...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Feb 05, 2018

A Brief Update About The Moth Podcast in 2018

by Liam O'Brien

If you're a subscriber to the Moth Podcast (and if you're not—get on that!), you may have noticed something a little different last week. Namely, that there were two new episodes in your feed, versus the usual one. No, you're not dreaming! We're trying something new. When we air one of our favorite repeat episodes of The Moth Radio Hour on your local public radio station, you'll now be able to listen to that episode the following Tuesday on our podcast feed. Then, just a few days later ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Feb 02, 2017

Storytelling and The Power of Meaning

by The Moth Staff

What makes life meaningful for you? Writer Emily Esfahani Smith has dedicated her latest book to answering that question, and an entire chapter to the role of storytelling. She interviewed our Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, to learn about the story crafting process. Emily's book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters is available on Amazon. We highly recommend it! Learn more about her work at http://emilyesfahanismith.com/, and read an excerpt from the...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 21, 2016

Welcome to Our New Website

by Sarah Haberman, Executive Director

Hello Moth Fans, It’s an exciting couple of weeks here at Moth HQ. We’re unveiling a few big things that we’ve been working on behind the scenes -- all to make The Moth more accessible and storytelling more discoverable online. First, notice anything different here? We’ve just launched the latest incarnation of The Moth website. Our redesign process kicked off by listening to those who listen to us. We surveyed 1500 Moth fans – asking about their experiences and needs. So, in addition to gi...

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