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: Mar 27, 2018

A Look at Global Stories of Women and Girls

by Diane Cardoso

In 2014, the Moth Community Program began conducting workshops with global health and development experts through a partnership with the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship. This led to the establishment later that year of the Moth Global Community Program, with a mission to help develop and elevate true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the Global South. By honoring a broad range of individual experience, the Global Community Program seeks to challenge dominant narrativ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Feb 05, 2018

A Brief Update About The Moth Podcast in 2018

by Liam O'Brien

If you're a subscriber to the Moth Podcast (and if you're not—get on that!), you may have noticed something a little different last week. Namely, that there were two new episodes in your feed, versus the usual one. No, you're not dreaming! We're trying something new. When we air one of our favorite repeat episodes of The Moth Radio Hour on your local public radio station, you'll now be able to listen to that episode the following Tuesday on our podcast feed. Then, just a few days later ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Sep 15, 2017

Teacher Spotlight On...Tara Zinger

by The Moth Education Program

Moth Teachers: welcome back to the school year! We’ll be featuring some of our AMAZING Moth Curriculum Partners throughout the year, asking them to share tips and tricks for using Moth stories and storytelling in their classrooms. If you’d like to be a Curriculum Partner this year, you can apply here. If you’d like to be featured on Spotlight, just email us at education@themoth.org. And stay tuned at the end of the post for some exciting announcements! We’re thrilled to welcome Tara Zinger as ou...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 10, 2017

Moth Summer Interns: Announcing the Alumni Podcast!

by Quyn Israel, Mmachi Dimoriaku, Brie Mann-Hernandez, Jamila Jahangir, and Dan Dobro

In Summer 2017, Moth EDU Brought on us five interns to help produce the High School GrandSLAM, assist with running the first ever Moth Teacher Institute, and create something new that would be a lasting asset to The Moth’s education program through its alumni. After some brainstorming, we decided to document an oral history of New York City, by reaching out into our neighborhoods to those storytellers whose stories might not have been heard live on the Moth stage. Although our time at The Moth ...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 30, 2017

Joyce McMillan's Story

by The Moth Staff

Last month, Joyce McMillan worked with Moth teaching artists to craft a personal story about her experience regaining custody of her daughter. Spring Intern Lindsay Skedgell heard her story, and met up with Joyce to learn more about her work and perspective on storytelling. Here is what she learned. The mission of the Moth Justice Project is to share stories from those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Joyce's story focuses on her experience with the Child Welfare System du...

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