I love The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. The first episode I ever listened to was Simon Doonan’s story, Every Expense Was Spared. At 14:26, it’s a pretty long story, or at least it was a long time to keep two kids quiet in the back seat as we zoomed along the Long Island Expressway. Listen to it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you’ll mostly laugh. (“A sense of occasion” still sets me to giggling.)
A few years ago, my sewing pals and I had the good fortune to be in the audience at the National Arts Club when Natalie Chanin told a story on The Moth stage. If you know Natalie or have listened to her video sewing classes, you know that it’s a pleasure just listening to her voice. And if you love her work, or have ever made an Alabama Chanin DIY project, then you’ll love Natalie’s Moth story:
I hope you get a few heart-pine boards cleaned today. It’s a metaphor that’s working for me right now.