Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The MOTH True Stories Told Live

When I used to listen to podcasts a lot, my three favorites were (and still are) This American Life, Selected Shorts and The MOTH.  All great programs, all made possible by Public Radio.

The MOTH is a storytelling program open to anyone who can tell a story, live in front of an audience and without notes.  The stories run about 10-15 minutes long and are comic, moving, sometimes heartbreaking and deeply human.

You can listen to The MOTH online HERE or through iTunes and a number of other resources, including YouTube.  I've selected a few of my favorites to share with you.

Joan Juliet Buck: The Ghost of Rue Jacob 

The former editor of French Vogue tells a funny and creepy story of her haunted dream apartment in Paris.

Malcolm Gladwell: Her Way

How the famous author ruined a friendship with a wedding song.

Ed Gavagan: Drowning on Sullivan Street 

Gavagan has two other stories about his near death in NYC that are also worth a listen.

I've often said that everyone has at least one good story (or book) in them. Care to tell your story here?