The 7 Best Episodes Of The Moth Podcast To Make You Feel Good
The Debrief: Weekly storytelling podcast The Moth is enough to make you laugh, cry and FEEL. Here are the best episodes.
If you haven't listened to The Moth yet, then what are you even doing with your life?
The live story telling organisation hosts storytelling events all over the world (including now in the UK) but for those that can't get there, there's a weekly podcast of their best entries.
Here's our faves.
1. Whatever Doesn't Kill Me - Ed Gavagan
This story from 2011 comes from longtime Moth contributor Ed Gavagan and is about the difficulties he faces trying to come back from a totally random violent attack that he was given a 2% chance of surviving.
2. Where there's smoke - Jenifer Hixon
The first episode of The Moth that I ever listened to. And the one that got me hooked. Jenifer, now senior producer at The Moth, tells of running away from a problematic relationship and meeting by chance a woman with her own relationship problems. The two share cigarettes and life advice.
3. Yes Means Yes? - Elna Baker
Have you considered how difficult dating must be if you're someone who doesn't have sex or drink? Elna Baker, a Mormon living in New York does just that. Here's what happens when she tries to date an aetheist.
4. The Prince & I - Jillian Lauren
Jillian Lauren was working as an exotic dancer when she answered an ad that ended up with her being flown to Brunei to be 'companion' to a member of the richest royal family in the world. She went hoping for a fairytale princess story but the reality was a bit different...
5. Wake Up Call - Terri Garr
What's the best thing to do when your partner lets you down in the most spectacular fashion? Get revenge in a delicious kind of way. Obviously. Famous 80s actress Terri Garr did just that.
6. The First Elf - Simon Doonan
Mate, you think trying to decorate your house for Christmas is stressful? How's about when Michelle Obama gives you a call to come and be in charge of the White House Christmas aesthetic? Simon Doonan tells the story.
7. Michaela Murphy - The All Star Game
When you comes from a baseball family, you live and breathe baseball. Here's the tale of a young Michaela Murphy doing her darndest to get her and her brother to the All Star baseball game by hook or by crook.
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