An executive producer of Sex and the City talks about how her husband realised he was gay. A writer recounts how he ended up in India, witnessing the love of his life get married to another man. A middle-aged hippie pledges never to sell out — and then takes up a job promoting Phil Collins’ work.
The Moth is a live literary event that has been held regularly in New York
since 1997, where people both famous and unknown go on stage to tell stories without notes. Now the performances are available as podcasts, so it doesn’t (really) matter if you don’t live in New York!
Each podcast is about 15 minutes long, and every story on it so far has been funny and heartbreaking and uplifting. If The American Life is too long for you, this is a good substitute. Storytellers include Malcolm Gladwell, stand-up comic Mike Daisey and my favourite sex columnist, Dan Savage.
You can click here to stream some of the stories, here to subscribe to the podcast. (My preferred way to subscribe to podcasts though, is to open iTunes, go into the iTunes store and search for the podcast I want. I find it much faster than trying to subscribe through the podcast website.)