Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Dec 12, 2018

The MOTHerview with Storyteller Aleathia Brown

by Suzanne Rust

With less hair, artist and storyteller Aleathia Brown feels more like herself… “I wanted to tell my Moth story because it is ties inwith the Unveiled Unlocked movement that I created to celebrate and empower bareheaded women. I also wanted to help expand perceptions of beauty. Shaving my head brought on a storm of emotions from fear and excitement to freedom and elation. It was something that I needed to share.” “Cutting off hair offers a new beginning. DNA has memor...

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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: Jul 01, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: The Moth Podcast's First-Ever Fan-Hosted Episode Hits On July 13

by The Moth Staff

NEW YORK, NY and MONTGOMERY, AL (July 2018) – Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth today announced that, after a nationwide search, Alabama-based author and small business owner Tonya Scott Williams was selected as the first fan to host a special episode of its ultra popular podcast in honor of the show’s 10th anniversary. Slated for release on Friday, July 13th, the special show features three stories hand-picked by Williams—one previously aired on The Moth Radio Hour plus two t...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2018

Meet the Education Interns

by Diane Cardoso

The Moth office was extremely excited to say hello to five Moth Education Program alumni who are joining us for a three week internship! College students Stephanie Dinsae, Ernest Holliday, Lucas Hoye, Madison Mack, and Diavian Walters recently joined the Moth team to gain experience in production & arts administration by helping with the upcoming GrandSLAM and Teacher Institute. We sat down with the newest Moth interns to discuss their goals for the internship, pre-storytelling nerves and th...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 01, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Suzanne Rust Joins The Moth As Senior Curatorial Producer

by The Moth Staff

NEW YORK, NY (June 2018) – Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth —the team behind the wildly popular The Moth Radio Hour and Moth Podcast—welcomes noted magazine writer and editor Suzanne Rust to the team as the first-ever Senior Curatorial Producer. In this newly created role, Rust will seek out under-represented and undiscovered voices to share their true personal stories from Moth stages around the world. Suzanne joins The Moth from Family Circle, where, as Lifestyle Edi...

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