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: 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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Mar 02, 2016

Just Launched: The All City StorySLAM

by Inga Glodowski

To meet an increasing demand for “more Moth” from new students and alums, this past weekend we launched The Moth All City StorySLAM. By providing a unique opportunity outside of school for students to feel supported be brave and reflect on their lives and identities, it is our hope that “All City” will enable young people to come together across boroughs and backgrounds to build a more connected and compassionate New York City. Yesterday our Director of Development Inga Glodowski sat down wit...

Read more

Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jan 18, 2016

Introducing The Moth All City High School StorySLAM!

by Micaela Blei, Education Program Manager

High School Students:Apply for The Moth All City SLAM Team here! ROLLING APPLICATIONSWe are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We'll notify you within 4 weeks.Fall 2016 workshops start Saturday on October 8th, 2016.Shows are November 19th and 20th, 2016. What is The Moth anyway?The Moth is an international organization all about storytelling– TRUE STORIES TOLD LIVE. We have monthly shows in cities all over the country, a radio hour, and a podcast that’s downloaded over 25 million times a...

Read more