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December 7, 2009 / The_Mike_Johnson

Listen to a Story at The Moth

Listen to a story at The Moth

The Moth features audio stories from various people, famous and not so famous. According to the website, “The Moth, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda’s porch. After moving to New York, George missed the sense of connection he had felt sharing stories with his friends back home, and he decided to invite a few friends over to his New York apartment to tell and hear stories. Thus the first “Moth” evening took place in his living room. Word of these captivating story nights quickly spread, and The Moth moved to bigger venues in New York.”

Each speaker is given 15 minutes to share a story.

Some of my favorite stories include:

“Alternate Ithaca” where Tom Weiser describes his midlife crisis

Former NYPD Officer Steve Osborne on his adventures as a policeman on the beat

“Just the Facts” by Andy Borowitz as he reminisces about his time as a writer on the TV show, The Facts of Life

“Impeachment Day” by Joe Lockhart who served as Press Secretary for President Clinton during President Clintons’ impeachment proceedings

Click here if you have a great story to tell.

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