This production captivates a live audience. Could you do that? You’d have to if you were one of the storytellers on the popular show The Moth. Every episode features people sharing funny, heartbreaking, and crazy stories. You never know who will show up next.
- Podcast: The Moth
- Episode frequency: Weekly
- Episode length: Varies. Usually about 50 min
- Podcast category: Performing Arts
- Podcast website: http://themoth.org/
- Favorite episodes:
A Little More Every Day, featuring writer Nicole Kear who recounts how she comes to terms with her retinitis pigmentosa. Have you read her book, Now I See You? I read it, check out my book review here.
Keep Going, featuring Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me‘s Peter Sagel. It’s the most listened to episode of The Moth. He tells how he, “runs The Boston Marathon as a guide for a visually impaired man. ” The only thing that could possibly improve this compelling story is an audio cameo by Carl Kassell.
You’re So Screwed, featuring writer Ryan Knighton who you might remember I mentioned in my This American Life post. This time he, “goes on an adventure to test his senses. “
Do you listen to The Moth? Do you know what it’s like to perform on stage in front of a live audience? How do you think a live performance compared to an edited piece changes how someone presents a story? Tell me about it.