This past week on The Moth Radio Hour: a man in the middle of a midlife crisis takes a terrifying parachute jump; an Iraq war veteran shares details of his battle back home; a woman sits at the bedside of her ailing father; a fireman tries to save two children; and a would-be Romeo laments the agony of platonic love. And after you’ve listened, check out the extras!
The Moth Ball Auction closes in just over 12 hours, so it’s your last chance to get those bids in and win some cool stuff! Including:
- Coffee and pie with Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks, Portlandia, and many more;
- Two tickets to Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me and a backstage meet and greet with frequent panelist Tom Bodett;
- Chess lessons with Grandmaster Maurice Ashley;
- A 5-day, 4-night vacation in Cancun;
- Choosing a theme for The Moth StorySLAM;
- A foodie adventure with Village Voice food critic Robert Sietsema;
- A poker master class from professional card shark Annie Duke;
- Two VIP tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart;
- Learn the secrets of great raconteuring with the founder of The Moth, George Dawes Green;
- And many, many, many more!
Bidding closes at 11:59pm tonight, so get your bids before it’s too late!
This week’s podcast: A boy’s grandmother gets revenge on his bullies, and a woman dreams of being rescued from her dull job by an underwear model.
It’s Moth Ball Auction time! Every day we’re featuring something cool that you can bid on. Today, resident awesome dude and storyteller Peter Aguero will tell you a bed time story.
Peter Aguero is a force of nature. A regular host and storyteller at The Moth, he is also lead singer of the BTK band, New York’s greatest improvised storytelling rock band.
Peter will visit the lucky auction winner, or one of their loved ones, armed with milk, cookies and a teddy bear, and tell them a bedtime story. Sweet dreams!
There’s even cookies? This is another one of those “wish we could bid on it” items…
Up until it closes, we’re highlighting one super cool item a day up for bidding at The Moth Ball Auction. Today, we’ve got a golden ticket!
A never-before-offered opportunity to go behind the scenes of a Moth Mainstage show.
Our flagship Mainstage series has thrilled standing-room only audiences since 1997, with stories by Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Margaret Cho, Annie Proulx, Salman Rushdie, and an astronaut, a pickpocket, a hot-dog eating champion and hundreds more.
The winner will attend a rehearsal before the show, something that has never been offered to the public before. Chat with the storytellers and The Moth’s directors before watching the show in comfort in four VIP seats.
You read right - this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how we work with storytellers before a show. Go go go!
I would very much like to meet Tina McElroy Ansa and Elna Baker. We would be soul sisters lol
Or maybe story bros!
This week’s podcast: A father’s risky entrepreneurial endeavors keep a close-knit Southern family in flux.
This past week on The Moth Radio Hour: the top editor of French “Vogue” rents a spooky flat in Paris, a man takes his ailing wife on a motorcycle ride, rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels confesses his Sarah McLachlan obsession, and a high schooler is put to the test when he comes out of the closet.