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: Jul 25, 2016

Meet the New Moth Interns

by Timothy Lou Ly and Zachary Zuckerman

Hi, it's Tim and Zach and we're taking over the dispatch this week! To welcome the newest group of interns to The Moth we thought what better way to introduce them than to tell a story. Producing these short videos was a great time and way to get to know our fellow interns. We hope you enjoy their stories as much as we do. We'd also like to thank George Dawes Green and his new project, Sudden Owl, for inspiring us. Omaria Pratt Omaria on her br...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 11, 2016

Dispatch from St. Paul

by Jamie Goodin

The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul is normally used for live music, amazing french fries, and IPA-fueled revelry - at least until the Moth gets its hands on the place. On the last Wednesday of every month, the venue is transformed into a space of storytelling, connection, and powerful relatability. The Moth is famed for inducing this kind of metamorphosis. People come from all over the Twin Cities for the night of stories, the brief respite from daily routine. Since beginning to ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 28, 2016

Exploring the Future of Audio: #OpenAudio Hackathon

by Jemma Brown

How do we make audio more discoverable online? Since The Moth was founded in 1997, we've recorded nearly 20,000 stories. But without transcripts or deeper descriptions, these incredible stories are still living in the digital dark age. In fact, most of the audio we listen to (podcasts, radio broadcasts, oral histories) is beyond the reach of search engines. So we teamed up with New York Public Library's Digital L...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 13, 2016

From the Other Side: Stories in Action

by Timothy Lou Ly

From the Other Side: Stories in Action Kevin Penczak is a photographer based in Chicago. He primarily works in portraiture, and contacted The Moth with his collection of Moth-inspired photos. His collection of these portraits have since gone on to be published. To view more of Kevin's work, please visit his website. Kevin recently sat down to speak with The Moth's Multimedia Intern, Timothy Lou Ly, about his photography. Click below to listen. TRANSCRIPT TIM: Hey, Kevin. First off thank yo...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: May 30, 2016

Moths in Flight

by Dame Wilburn

Walking on the concourse, with security in my rearview, I make way for an early breakfast. A sandwich and a Dramamine later, I'm waiting at the gate and all I can think is, “How many socks did I pack? Did I pack my toothbrush? What’s the name of the hotel? Where’s my itinerary?” This is when it feels real - sitting in the sunlight shining through the huge windows at Detroit Metro Airport. It feels like the best day ever. It’s a flight day. Here in the airport, it's busy and empty at the same tim...

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