The Moth is a non-profit organisation dedicated to telling true, unscripted, first-person stories, founded in 1997 by writer George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate an evening spent sitting on the porch in Georgia, telling stories with his friends.

Over the last two decades, The Moth has been putting on live events in cities around the US, as well as Australia, Ireland and the UK. The organisation also produces a weekly radio show and a podcast.

In this week's episode, we speak to Catherine Burns, artistic director of The Moth, and Meg Bowles, senior producer and co-host of The Moth Radio Hour, about live storytelling, how they pick themes for the events, and how they work with people to help shape their stories.

Image from a Moth Mainstage, by Roger Ho.

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