The Moth

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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For information on all of our programs and live events, visit themoth.org.

On this special Halloween edition of The Moth podcast, the metaphysical and scientific from regions beyond take hold with two new stories. Eleanor McLeod witnesses a mysterious creature that goes bump in the middle of the night, and Bryan Kett pledges a sacrifice for the ages. Storytellers: Eleanor McLeod and Bryan Kett. Hosted by Dan Kennedy Sponsored by: * www.rocketmortgage.com/Moth * www.squarespace.com/Moth * www.ziprecruiter.com/Moth

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