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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 25, 2016

Meet the New Moth Interns

by Timothy Lou Ly and Zachary Zuckerman

Hi, it's Tim and Zach and we're taking over the dispatch this week! To welcome the newest group of interns to The Moth we thought what better way to introduce them than to tell a story. Producing these short videos was a great time and way to get to know our fellow interns. We hope you enjoy their stories as much as we do. We'd also like to thank George Dawes Green and his new project, Sudden Owl, for inspiring us. Omaria Pratt Omaria on her br...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Jul 11, 2016

Dispatch from St. Paul

by Jamie Goodin

The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul is normally used for live music, amazing french fries, and IPA-fueled revelry - at least until the Moth gets its hands on the place. On the last Wednesday of every month, the venue is transformed into a space of storytelling, connection, and powerful relatability. The Moth is famed for inducing this kind of metamorphosis. People come from all over the Twin Cities for the night of stories, the brief respite from daily routine. Since beginning to ...

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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...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Oct 07, 2015

The Moth in Uganda

by Inga Glodowski

This past August, as a part of our work with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns and Producing Director Sarah Austin Jenness went to Uganda to work with African women writers. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Catherine and Sarah to hear about their experiences. Here’s an excerpt from our chat: Had you ever envisioned The Moth – or yourself – in Uganda? Catherine: Going to Uganda to work with The Africa...

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Dispatches from the Moth · Posted On: Aug 31, 2015

A Love Letter from London

by Matt Hill

I first heard The Moth in 2008; two days before I lost my job at a national broadcaster. Those two events are not unconnected. My employers were launching a series of radio stations and I was tasked with listening to hours and hours of these new ‘podcast’ shows that people were talking about. I’d trawled through a lot of terrible, terrible shows before I heard The Moth. I loved the fact it was ordinary people, the kind that you never heard in mainstream media, getting up...

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