The Moth is a non-profit group based in New York City devoted to furthering the art and enjoyment of storytelling. The stories range from funny tales by comedians to heartfelt tales of horror from people who survived Hurricane Katrina. These stories are no longer just limited to audiences attending The Moth’s events in New York City. Debuting this month, The Moth podcast is a digital version of the popular storytelling competition that aims to bring great stories to a global audience. New episodes of The Moth podcast will be released weekly.
History Of The Moth
The Moth was founded in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green. Previous notable storytellers have included Andy Borowitz, Ana Marie Cox, Joe Lockhart, Ethan Hawke, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run DMC), Mira Nair, Jonathan Ames, Adam Wade, George Plimpton, Gay Talese, Moby, and Lili Taylor.
How To Subscribe To The Moth Podcast
You can subscribe to The Moth Podcast on here on iTunes. Unfortunately, the podcast is currently only offered as audio only. Let’s hope they launch a video version soon. It’s fun watching these storytellers up on stage.
The Moth Grand Slam Champion: Adam Wade
Here’s a clip we found on YouTube of Adam Wade winning The Moth’s 2006 Grand Slam Championship of storytelling. Adam Wade was a former NBC Page For Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Wade’s story is about his adventures with some of the members of Conan’s crew.