The Moth

The Moth is a non-profit group based in New York City dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Founded in 1997, the organization presents a wide range of theme-based storytelling events across the United States and abroad along with a weekly podcast the national public radio show, The Moth Radio Hour, which won a 2010 Peabody Award.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown features stories carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, All These Wonders features 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages. The book celebrates The Moth's 20th anniversary and we talk about it with Catherine Burns, editor of the book and Artistic Director of The Moth.

  Lauren Weedman is living what should be the good life in sunny Los Angeles. She has a great career, a loving husband, and an adorable baby boy, but she finds herself starring in a tabloid-worthy nightmare: she’s a Hollywood actress whose husband has an affair with their babysitter. Her new book telling her story is: Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone who is NOT Okay.

Weedman is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her television credits include The Daily Show, True Blood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development and HBO's Looking. Weedman's first book was A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body: Tales from a Life of Cringe. She is the host of the popular Moth Storytelling series in LA.

Praise for The Moth and fond farewells to Bob Barrett are to be found in highlights from this week's WAMC Listener Comment Line.