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“Everyday Raconteurs” bring the workplace alive

August 26, 2014

1 in 100000000(Play)Joyce loves the Moth Radio Hour. I do too, but I’m not the avid listener she is. Last fall she took me to a live performance of The Moth in Boston for my birthday. I love storytelling, and the dead silence of the theater between words was achieved without anyone asking. The stories were raw, funny, heartbreaking, and all demanded attention. Storytelling is art. When the Moth Radio Hour won a Peabody Award in 2010, the judges wrote “Storytelling, likely the oldest art, is revered and reinvigorated by this hour for everyday raconteurs.” As a padawan raconteur , I’m thrilled to learn we’re working with Lea Thau, Executive and Creative Director of The Moth from 2001 to 2010, and creator of The Moth Radio Hour, for which she won… yeah, a 2010 Peabody Award as Director, Producer and Co-host.

Wow.

Working with Director and Executive Producer Alan Chebot (he’s only won 5 Emmys), Ms. Thau will interview “the people who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs we all rely on…” The 1 in one hundred million.

Here’s our first story. Meet Chris Merrick, a 34 year veteran firefighter. This is so cool…

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