This week’s podcast: A 16-year old girl discovers she is pregnant; a waiter fields a strange request at a Macaroni Grill; a six-year old breaks the teacher’s rules and an Imam becomes a chaplain in the New York City Police Department.
This week’s podcast: Tig Notaro must find new ground with her step-father after her mother’s sudden death.
One of the pleasures of producing The Moth Radio Hour is working with the Women of The Moth. They can take an incipient story and make it rise up. They can get the storyteller out on the high wire with just the right balance of fear and confidence. Their skill is hidden away, but it’s what makes The Moth special. Catherine Burns leads the artistic team, and in her Transom Manifesto she has generously illuminated some of her secret tricks for us.
Ever wonder what makes a Moth story work? Find out in our artistic director Catherine Burns’ Transom Manifesto.
If you’ve ever been to a live Moth show in New York, you may recognize Mazz Swift, who often plays the role of timekeeper while people are telling their stories. Before each Mainstage, Mazz plays some really beautiful pieces for the violin… and we’re very happy to be able to share one with you.
Mazz is finally producing an album to showcase some of her amazing work over the last few years, so make sure to show her some love by supporting her Kickstarter!
Dan Kennedy is going to be at the Mainstage in Seattle on December 3rd. Will you?