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: 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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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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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 17, 2016

Even Fictional Characters Can Tell True Stories: The Moth on Girls!

by The Moth Staff

We’d like to thank the incredible teams at Girls and HBO for their loving portrayal of The Moth on the show’s Season Finale! They took the extra step to listen to many stories from actual tellers in our StorySLAM community and then casted them in the show. We have links to all of their stories below. If you want to tell your own story like Hannah Horvath did, leave a message on our pitchline by calling 1-877-799-MOTH (1-877-799-6684) or attend an open-mic StorySLAM in your city. Find the one ...

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