In celebration of the World Cup, The Moth proudly presents: a soccer story. Houston Moth host Dusti Rhodes welcomed the audience back from intermission with this story, live from the Houston “Nerve” StorySLAM on November 12, 2013.

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¡Nuestro primer taller de narración bilingüe!Our first ever bilingual storytelling workshop!

¡Nuestro primer taller de narración bilingüe!
Our first ever bilingual storytelling workshop!

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The concrete floor and walls around us began to crack, and sections of duct work were coming down, but the lights, the lights were dropping everywhere. And this huge vast space that we were in quickly filled with what I first thought was smoke but it was actually this thick cloud of dust that was being thrown airborne from this huge structure getting the living hell shook out of it.

And we were all underneath there, on the board line of panic, and… the power to the lights went out and we were in the pitch black.

Carl Pillitteri was working on Reactor 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant when disaster struck.
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Stories are powerful because they transport us into other people’s worlds but, in doing that, they change the way our brains work and potentially change our brain chemistry — and that’s what it means to be a social creature.
To my son’s generation, things are either awkward or they’re random.

Adam Gopnik on “The Moth” (via weplannedarevolution)

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- Simon Doonan, 2013