Dispatches from the Moth


Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jun 30, 2022

A Message from The Moth on Roe v. Wade

by The Moth

Hello Moth Community, Although we knew it was coming, we were deeply shaken when we heard the news about the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe V. Wade. We’ve been preparing for this decision to happen for weeks. In early June, we produced a special episode of The Moth Podcast and created a playlist of stories about the importance of bodily autonomy. None of that changes the fact that after the ruling was made public, we found ourselves at a loss for words. As we process this news,...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Apr 26, 2022

How to Tell a Story: A Message from the Authors

by The Moth

Hello Moth Community, Today is a special day for The Moth! Our new book, How to Tell a Story, is out in the world.We debated the dedication line, as we did nearly every word in this book—(co-authoring is lively work!)—but there was a collective and happy yes when we co-decided:TO THE UNDISCOVERED STORIES IN ALL OF US.This book is dedicated to you and what you have yet to share.We worked many hours to distill 25 years of front-row storytelling know-how into a single book. We hope a...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 10, 2018

R.I.P. Alan Rabinowitz

by Catherine Burns (Artistic Director)

We are heartbroken to hear of the death of beloved Moth storyteller Alan Rabinowitz. We met Alan in 2005. His first story, Man and Beast, about him overcoming a debilitating stutter to become a voice and champion for animals, is a beloved classic which was eventually turned into a children's book and short film. While working on the story, I would meet Alan at 7AM at the Bronx Zoo, where he ran their Wildlife Conservation Society (he eventually co-founded the con...

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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: Feb 02, 2017

Storytelling and The Power of Meaning

by The Moth Staff

What makes life meaningful for you? Writer Emily Esfahani Smith has dedicated her latest book to answering that question, and an entire chapter to the role of storytelling. She interviewed our Artistic Director, Catherine Burns, to learn about the story crafting process. Emily's book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters is available on Amazon. We highly recommend it! Learn more about her work at http://emilyesfahanismith.com/, and read an excerpt from the...

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