Wednesday, February 22, 2012
At a suggestion, I gave a one minute pitch for a storytelling program called The Moth Radio Hour.
The Moth has several live events celebrating storytelling. The radio program has won a Peabody Award, the highest honor in broadcasting.
There were a lot of stories I could have gone with, but I chose the story of me visiting Seattle back in October and witnessing would has come to be known as "The Pepper Spray Incident." This wild night featured Seattle Rain City Superhero Movement leader Phoenix Jones trying to disburse a street fight with some high octane pepper spray.
It was a complicated night to try to explain in 60 seconds, but I'm always up for a good challenge. I practiced different versions of telling the story and I'm pretty certain the first attempt sounding like this:
You can find the story, listen to it, and vote here: themoth.org/tell-a-story/listen-and-vote
If the story gets enough votes, I could be featured on the program.