I love podcasts. I am subscribed to about a dozen, and I could easily subscribe to dozens more (only Time stands in the way). There are so many awesome choices.
Today I’m highlighting another of my regularly-listened-to podcasts, The Moth.
If you enjoy stories, if you like to read, if you like to write, if you enjoy people, if you are interested in ….. Life, well then, it’s a no-brainer. You will enjoy The Moth.
I think the best way to describe The Moth to you is to paste the following description directly from their website:
“It is brilliant and quietly addictive” – The London Guardian
“New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket” – The Wall Street Journal
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.
Basically it is people telling stories in front of a live audience.
I’ve been listening for a long, long time, and the variety of stories is astounding. Some stories are burned into my brain forever, while others were funny, or heart wrenching, or silly, or fascinating, or downright awe-inspiring. And, to be very honest, some have been not-so-good. But the majority are. Good. Great, even.
There are a few stories on their website (just click on “stories”), so you can sample some efforts such as a child-stutterer who learned to speak to animals, a carpenter who nearly died and then found a reason to stay in NYC, and a few others.
With a podcast subscription, you get a new story (usually about 10 minutes long) every week or so, and a look at life from a multitude of varied perspectives.
A subscription to The Moth is free and available through the iTunes store, and you can also search for it and then subscribe directly from the Podcast App.