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Recorded live at "How I Learned To Lie, Cheat, Or Steal" at Happy Ending, NYC in 2013. Joe Veix has written for The Awl, McSweeney's, Death and Taxes, and myriad other publications. If you're friends with Joe, he is likely the most good lookin
From "How I Learned The Language of Love"
While co-hosting a special benefit show for Housing Works with Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Brad Lawrence told an anecdote about following a girl to New York. Recorded at Housing Works, NYC, November 2013.
Tara Clancy (Paris Review; The Moth) reminisces about growing up in Queens with her family's elders, surrounded by hearing aids, Cab Calloway, and Chuckles candies. Recorded live for the theme How I Learned To Lie, Cheat Or Steal.
Humor writer Eric Noah Feldman told this story of a father and son who learn how to take care of one another. Recorded live for the theme "How I Learned Little Things Were Big." (June, 2013)
Moth StorySLAM champion Kate Greathead on post-breakup online dating. Recorded live on the theme "How I Learned Little Things Are Big."
A girl never forgets her first concert... no matter how many drugs she might do.
Storyteller, writer and comic book artist, BRADY DALE, gets tangled in the web of a tumultuous relationship. For the theme "How I Learned To Let Go."
Comedian, activist and author of the New York Times bestseller, How To Be Black, BARATUNDE THURSTON waxes off on the theme "How I Learned To Tell It Like It Is."
Revered journalist and broadcaster Katherine Lanpher tells a story about throwing her parents an anniversary party in honor of How I Learned's 4th anniversary.
A BBC correspondent's inherently reserved and sensible ways are called in to question when he realizes he might have developed a strange new obsession.
Here's CHRIS GETHARD (The Chris Gethard Show; A Bad Thing I'm About To Do) on radioactivity in Jersey, adventurous boys looking for haunted shit, and most of all, Big Jerry, the fireman next door.
Moth performer and Story Collider co-producer Erin Barker was once known in her neighborhood as the teenager who tried to burn her house down.
Trapped in a winnebago with his father in San Antonio, Texas, a 13-year-old David Crabb (Co-host, ASK ME Stories) unexpectedly comes to terms with his homosexuality.
Author and Buddhist practitioner SUSAN PIVER (The Wisdom of a Broken Heart) talks about the power of music, ecstasy, and being in the moment.
Writer LAURA JAYNE MARTIN (Thought Catalog, McSweeney's) on taking a summer job as the driver of an ice cream truck. It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Writer and comedian DAVE HILL (Tasteful Nudes...And Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation) finds out just how complicated it can be getting to a show on time in New York, and rediscovers something about the city in the pro
All bets are off when ISAAC OLIVER (Intimacy Idiot) -- a self-proclaimed queeny nerd -- meets a retired minor league hockey player on Match.com.
Andy Ross (REAL CHARACTERS) tells us a story about his dad and his hometown with humor and heart. Be prepared to shed a tear.
Comedian/Writer Eliot Glazer (It Gets Betterish) talks candidly as a gay man with a lifelong fear of vaginas--and in a probably NSFW kind of way.
In this episode, comedian Doug Moe (BAD DAD) talks fatherhood and the distinction between being an adult and a grown-up. Plus, he sings a little bit.
Ted Travelstead (Vanity Fair; Sex Our Bodies, Our Junk) facing his fears... with hallucinogens... at a mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was recorded live at How I Learned I'll Never Do That Again (Most Likely).
CHLOE CALDWELL relays this one time she and a friend posted a Craigslist ad asking men to take them out for steak and scotch in exchange for filling out very special surveys.
Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!) talks about that one time he tried his hand at gay prostitution. Hilarity, among other things, ensued. (Bonus: the seven laws of successful whoring according to Kevin's roommate.)
The great Mark Sam Rosenthal reminds us what it felt like to be different in middle school --not great, in case you forgot. This story was recorded live at How I Learned to Make the Grade: Stories About Education.
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