As an author, I find motivation and inspiration all around me: a lyric from a song, a line from a book, people watching at the airport. In the recent past, I was tipped to the Moth podcast (a friend of a friend had presented one week). After listening to this woman’s brave and wonderful story – I was hooked. Now, each week, in about 15 minutes I get to listen to a person telling an emotionally charged story. As I’m living abroad, and not much of a short story teller myself, I don’t have the opportunity to try and attend one of their events, but I look forward to the day when I am closer to one.
Unlike This American Life (another podcast I thoroughly enjoy), the Moth is an even more intimate look at someone’s life. The amount of emotion heard in each short story is a great study in being human and what connects us. As an author, I find these tales perfect little pieces for future characters and development to make characters more ‘real.’ I challenge anyone to start listening and not want to tune in week after week. Best of all? It’s free!
Find The Moth podcast here, True Stories Told Live.