Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 08, 2012

The Moth StorySLAM Launches in Four New Cities!

by The Moth Staff

Live audiences, get ready! Storytellers pull up your boot straps! The Moth StorySLAM is putting down roots in four new cities this fall. In September, Boston, Milwaukee and Seattle will launch monthly StorySLAMs. Potential storytellers take note: the theme will be NERVE so there is time for you to dare yourself into a juicy, story-generating situation. Make haste! And please don’t break any laws! Portland, Oregon hops on board on October 1 with the theme CHEMISTRY. Put on your ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2012

The Moth and Tour de Fat join forces for a special storytelling event!

by The Moth Staff

Life in the Bike Lane: Stories of People-Powered Exploits & Adventures What’s happening? Join The Moth and Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s celebration of bicycles, beer and all manner of sustainable folly. Submit YOUR story for a chance to be a part of The Moth’s special Tour De Fat show. We’ll feature four stories from beloved Moth storytellers brought from headquarters and four local stories told by…maybe you? See below for how and...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Feb 15, 2012

The Moth Receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

by Joan D. Firestone, Executive Director

Dear Moth family, We are thrilled to announce that The Moth is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (also known as the MACEI Award). On behalf of our Founder, Board and Staff, we would like to express our gratitude to The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for this great honor. The award will be used in part to preserve The Moth’s 15-year video and audio archive, protecting for history voices of such storytellers as Wanda Bull...

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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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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 23, 2011

A Tribute to Wanda Bullard

by George Dawes Green, Founder of The Moth

Wanda Bullard would welcome almost anyone to her bungalow on St Simon’s Island, Georgia. And as she made a mean venison stew, and always had plenty of wine and Jack Daniel’s on hand, consequently a lot of eccentrics and oddballs and whirligigs would alight there. Late at night we’d still be out on her porch and telling stories. Dayton told of the night 20,000 chickens got away from him. Bill Jennings recounted his knockabout Navy adventures. Kenny told about driving home from Nahunta in a car ov...

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