The How I Learned is a live storytelling, comedy, reading series based in NYC. It's the best thing that's ever happened to all of us.
Joe Veix: Scam Free Zone
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 looking friend you have.
Hillary Rea: So He Was in This Ska Band...
From "How I Learned The Language of Love"
Podcast Extra: Anecdote by Brad Lawrence
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: Geriatric Village
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.
Eric Noah Feldman: Had It Bad
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)
Kate Greathead: Douche Filter
Moth StorySLAM champion Kate Greathead on post-breakup online dating. Recorded live on the theme "How I Learned Little Things Are Big."
This is really the best storytelling show in town
Every time I go, I think, “Wow. I am really glad I saw this.” I’m glad there’s a podcast. It’s great to sit and listen to some of the funniest episodes. You need to hear — and see — the shows for yourself.
The Downtown Storytelling Demimonde is Here!
This is like the Guinness stout version of stories you might hear at The Moth: darker than your regular brew, but sweet and satisfying in a different way.
Great podcast and live show
It’s a beautifully simple idea presented with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs. If you are ever in New York, you should make it your mission to check out the live show as well.