About the Podcast
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country.
About the Host
Dan Kennedy is host of The Moth storytelling podcast, and a longtime host and performer at Moth live events. He is the author of three books, "Loser Goes First" (Random House/Crown), "Rock On" (A Times of London Book of The Year) and "American Spirit: A Novel" (Publisher’s Weekly starred review). His stories have appeared in GQ Magazine, McSweeney's, and numerous print anthologies. Kennedy has been a guest lecturer at Yale, and a guest author at The Harvard Lampoon in celebration of his work anthologized in "The Best of McSweeney's Humor". He lives in downtown New York, and sits on the judging committees of the 2017 PEN America Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History, and the Writers Guild of America East "Made in New York" Fellowship Program.