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October 10, 2012 8:20 AM Subscribe
Storytelling as an art form/performance- I can't get enough! Point me towards podcasts, events in NYC, etc.
posted by showbiz_liz to media & arts (14 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I've enjoyed The Moth for a long time- first the podcast, and then, once I moved to NYC, the live events- but I didn't realize that this particular form of autobiographical storytelling was a kinda pervasive artform until just recently. I started listening to the podcast Risk ("the show where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share"), and today I found out about the Red Umbrella Diaries, a storytelling show/podcast exclusively by sex workers. I can't get enough of this stuff!
Please, point me towards 1. other podcasts in a similar vein and 2. other New York-based events I can check out. Or, I guess, specific performers I should look into- I really enjoy David Sedaris, for example, or Louis CK's more autobiographical stuff.
Requirements: it's true/nonfiction, it's based on the life of the person telling the story, and it's funny or sad or both (both is great).