The Moth: Storytelling for Hipsters.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 23, 2009
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I’ve never been, but my pal Ted Rose told me about The Moth a few years back. I got the below emial the other day, and figured I’d include a little vid and—for those of you in NYC—encourage you to check it out personally—for those of you elsewhere, check out the podcast, info below:

The Moth is a not-for-profit storytelling organization in New York and Los Angeles, which sponsors storytelling events and incidentally has a podcast. I recently subscribed to the podcast, and was amazed to find that the most recent download (as of last week) was “Alternate Ithaca Tom” by our own Tom Weiser. Highly erudite, funny and heartbreaking – Tom in a nutshell, for 12 minutes. He gave me permission to publicize this, and said, “It’s pretty much my life”. Please enjoy at (Apparently the only way to get the story is via podcast, so you’ll have to subscribe and download it into Itunes or some other more esoteric medium.)



A few videos about or of the Moth:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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