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    • Jim Bennett | Church of Hamballs | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 days ago
      • 1,136 views
      Riding a bike race in the name of marriage equality, Jim Bennett finds himself at an awkward dinner after a pit stop.

      Jim told his story at the Moth Mainstage in Iowa City on 2/22/2014. The story ...
    • Chenjerai Kumanyika | Do Over | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 days ago
      • 1,262 views
      Chenjerai Kumanyika comes face-to-face with otherworldly experiences that leave him wondering about magic and reality.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth Mainstage in Las Vegas on 11/1...
    • Pam Burrell | My Unlikely Brothers | Moth GrandSLAM - Duration: 6 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 1,941 views
      Volunteering at a prison, Pam Burrell finds a depth of connection she hadn't found anywhere else.

      Pam's story won first place at the Moth GrandSLAM in Denver on 3/12/2016. The event was produced b...
    • Ash Bhardwaj | Becoming Indian | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 2,136 views
      In bringing his late father to his final resting place, Ash Bhardwaj feels a connection to his ancestry for the first time.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth Mainstage in London on 9/...
    • Kwong Yue Yang | Knock | Moth StorySLAM - Duration: 7 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 2,164 views
      In his quest for coolness, Kwong Yue Yang finds himself just a closed door away from a chance to meet his idol, Kung fu legend Jackie Chan.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth StorySLAM...
    • Mary Lou Piland | Listen To Your Heart | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 2,977 views
      Mary Lou Piland falls in love—despite protests from her family—and is faced with a choice.

      This story was originally recorded at the Moth Mainstage in Boston on 4/9/2015. The story was directed by...
    • Kiri Bear | A Natural Mother | Moth StorySLAM - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 1,936 views
      In spite of feeling like she wasn't her son's "real" mother, Kiri Bear manages to connect with him in an unexpected way.

      This story was originally recorded at a Moth StorySLAM in Melbourne on 5/1/...
    • Adam Gopnik | LOL | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 2,526 views
      Adam Gopnik shares how he learned to instant message and to laugh out loud.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth Mainstage in New York City on 12/13/2006. The story was directed by Cathe...
    • Christian McBride | The Gig | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,216 views
      After landing high dream gig, Jazz bassist Christian McBride is put to the test by his idol.

      This story was originally recorded at a Moth Mainstage in New York City on 2/10/2011 and was directed ...
    • Deirdre Bowen | Soft Science? | Moth StorySLAM - Duration: 6 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 2,566 views
      Deirdre Bowen is rewarded for defying her father and his science project mandates.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth StorySLAM in Seattle on 12/4/2014.
    • Micah Truran | There Is No Spoon | Moth StorySLAM - Duration: 6 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 3,321 views
      Micah Truran finds peace in wearing whatever, doing whatever, and being whatever.

      This story was originally recorded at a Moth StorySLAM in Milwaukee on 4/28/2017. Their story actually tied for fi...
    • Brian Finkelstein | Perfect Moments | Moth Mainstage - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 6,734 views
      Brian Finkelstein recounts the last call he received as a suicide hotline counselor.

      This story was originally recorded at our Moth Mainstage in Los Angeles on 3/1/2012. This story was directed by...
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  • The Moth Mainstage Play all

    Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a curated live show featuring five tellers who develop and shape their stories with our directors. Through each Mainstage show we continue to build a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge. To attend a Moth Mainstage event, visit themoth.org/events.
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  • The Moth StorySLAM + GrandSLAM Play all

    Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions held in 30 cities around the world. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. After ten StorySLAMs in a city, the winners then compete for the title of GrandSLAM Champion with a brand new story. This is the ultimate battle of wits and words. To attend a Moth StorySLAM or GrandSLAM, visit themoth.org/events.
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  • The Moth Community Program Play all

    The Moth Community Program provides the space, tools, and expertise for people to practice the art and craft of personal storytelling. We partner with community organizations, small nonprofits, and cultural institutions to host workshops that inspire confidence and self-reflection in storytellers and listeners, and deepen connections within and between communities. For more information visit themoth.org/community.
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    The Moth Education Program works with young people and educators to build community through storytelling workshops, performances and innovative resources. For more information visit themoth.org/education.
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    The Moth's Global Community Program develops and elevates true, personal stories from extraordinary individuals in the global south. By honoring a broad range of individual experiences, we believe we can challenge dominant narratives, deepen connection, and create a more productive dialogue around the world.
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