There's a certain raw energy generated by an ordinary person recounting an extraordinary experience -- a situation that they took the time to preserve as a narrative, and one that they may find themselves repeating their whole lives.
For 16 years The Moth
, a Peabody award-winning
radio hour, has harnessed the power of true stories told live. Over the years, the show has presented over 10,000 spoken anecdotes -- all delivered live before an audience without the use of notes.
the series has attracted some high profile people -- including Nobel
Laureates and famous writers -- but the true power lies in the story itself, and its
ability to grip listeners with its authenticity, or humour, or
host Gill Deacon speaks with Catherine Burns
, The Moth's artistic
director of 'The Moth', and the author of a new anthology of Moth
stories, Adam Gopnik
. The Moth's most popular
If you're eager to check out a few performances, here are the top 5 most listened-to stories at time of posting.
(Here's Burn's recent favourite featuring George Lombardi, as mentioned on the show
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