George Dawes Green started The Moth in his living room in New York. It was a way to recreate the feeling of summer evenings in Georgia where he and his friends would gather on the porch to share stories. There was a hole in the screen which let in moths that were attracted to the light, so the group started calling themselves the Moths.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to the craft of story telling. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Every show starts with a theme and the storytellers explore it.
Recently they have selected 50 stories to publish in their first book.
If you are not familiar with The Moth, I highly recommend visiting their site to listen to some amazing stories. Stories can also be downloaded from iTunes.
Recently I have been listening to the following stories on The Moth website:
Robert Weinstein – Lessons from the Perry Como Sundae Bar
Scott Holzknecht – The Lost and Found
Ophira Eisenberg – The Accident