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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 giving the site a bit of a facelift (new photos, colors and fonts, oh my!), pages will load faster, and finding information about and buying tickets to our shows will be easier. Oh yeah – and mobile responsive. You’ll also be able stay in better touch with Moth news via our new blog. Most exciting: You can now use the new content tags to search for and build story playlists related to specific themes. We've also added information about episode and story duration as well as a "PG" tag so you can play stories that are safe for young ears. Also in the works: Transcripts of every story ever broadcast which will allow keyword searches and, for the first time, access for those who are hearing impaired.

That brings me to our second bit of exciting news. Earlier this month we launched StoryScribe, The Moth's first digital interactive project –built in partnership with the fabulous New York Public Library—with the goal of making each and every tale in our story library searchable and accessible. And, there’s an added bonus: The code base for the parent project, Together We Listen, is open source, so any institution can configure it to affordably create transcripts of their audio collections.

Anyone looking to pitch in on this process can click here to listen to stories and help correct computer-generated transcripts. It’s fun – and kind of addictive, if we do say so ourselves.

We'd love to hear from you about this big change. Send comments, feedback and virtual fist bumps to


Sarah Haberman, Executive Director

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