Dispatches from the Moth

Explore interviews, storytelling tips, playlists and other Mothy fun curated by our staff and community. New dispatches are posted every other Tuesday.

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: Nov 10, 2011

The New York Neo-Futurists to Honor The Moth on November 14th!

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

The Moth is extraordinarily flattered to be the honoree at The New York Neo-Futurists’ benefit this Monday, November 14th! Tickets are available now and we hope you’ll be able to join us in celebrating the art of storytelling in one of its most innovative forms. The Neo-Futurists, which began in Chicago in 1998, are best-known for their popular show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. We asked two of The New York Neo-Futurists, Managing Director Rob Neill and ensemble member Christopher B...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Nov 02, 2011

The Moth Profiles: Brian Finkelstein

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

This month, The Moth caught up with Los Angeles StorySLAM host and Moth Mainstage storyteller Brian Finkelstein to talk about his relationship to The Moth and storytelling in general. Moth fans might be familiar with his popular story How I Earned My Bitter Badge which has been been featured on the second season of The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth Podcast and our YouTube channel: In addition to his hosting and storytelling gigs with The Moth, Brian is a comedic writer and ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 29, 2011

The Moth Profiles: Pamela Yates

by Laura Hadden, Media & Communications Manager

When Pamela Yates told her story at The Moth in 2001, she had no idea that she was beginning the process of formulating her second documentary film. The theme of The Moth that night was In The Dark: Filmmakers Illuminate Stories from the Film World and Yates recounted her experiences making her first documentary When the Mountains Tremble in 1983. The documentary featured the story of Rigoberta Menchú and other indigenous people as they faced genocide by the Guatemalan military. Now, over a d...

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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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