25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Prisons, Princes and Playgrounds Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut hour at PRX. Jillian Lauren Mystery World Renowned Psychic – Edgar Cayce believed the Atlanteans created three Ancient Halls of Records believed to be located in Egypt; the Bahamas; and the […] Read more Indiana Jones meets The X-Files in this intriguing 3rd and final installment in the award winning series that tackles the age-old question “Where did we […] Read more
PTSD, Lost Art, and The Berlin Wall Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut episode over at PRX. Ed Gavagan A man is nearly stabbed to death by a gang, then loses his job and his home while working through PTSD. Ed Gavagan discusses life after an extremely traumatic event in this web-exclusive conversation with The Moth’s artistic director Catherine Burns. Behind The Stories: Ed Gavagan at The Moth by mothstories Found in Mom's Basement 1940s ad for A-penn products: 1948 ad for Revlon cosmetics: 1950s ad for Revlon cosmetics: Another 1950s ad for Revlon cosmetics: 1961 ad for Royal Crown cola: Blue Men, Psychopaths and a Bad Date Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut hour at PRX, or on The Moth Mobile App! John Grady The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2012 (Categorized) Editor’s note: 2015’s list of the best, most interesting websites has arrived! I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly running into so many cool websites I want to remember or recommend to people but I don’t always have time to make a note of them, add them to Evernote, bookmark them in Delicious, etc. So this is a good example of a post I created as a personal (and completely unscientific) resource that other people will probably benefit from as well. Some of these sites are pretty new while others have been around for a while now, but they are all awesome right now in 2012. So whether you are looking for a way to catch up on the latest Internet trends, want to find some exciting new content to load into your favorite news aggregating app or are just bored and need to waste some time online, this list represents hours of potential discovery.
Gang Initiations, My Way and the KKK Extras from this episode: Ed Gavagan A carpenter finds reason to stay in New York City after a chance encounter in the West Village. Watch Ed tell his story live at a Moth Mainstage event. Yes, You CAN Watch TV Online Legally & For Free Whether you’re thinking of cutting the cord or just want to watch TV on your own schedule instead of the television network’s, there are more legal ways to watch TV online than ever. Even better, many of these legal options are free. Most of these websites will expose you to commercials – someone has to pay for the free TV – but you’ll end up watching commercials if you pay to watch TV the traditional way, anyway. Many of these services are only available in specific countries, such as the USA. Some services are only available in the UK, so even Americans can’t watch everything. If you’re one of the majority of human beings living outside these two countries, never fear – we’ve covered easy ways you can get access to region-blocked media services, wherever you live.
Amputation, Al Gore and Heroin Extras from this episode: Listen to the full, uncut hour at PRX, or on The Moth Mobile App! Warren Macdonald A hiker details his journey home through a trial by stone. Warren MacDonald on one of his many hikes after his accident. Storyboard Of the thousands and thousands of micro-cultures extant today, the pursuit of bending things is a particularly niche obsession. This is the world of Bending Steel, which follows the personal journey of Chris Schoeck as he tries to find path forward to improving his body, mind, and spirit. He locates this path via the traditions of the vaudeville strongmen of Coney Island, who were known to bend nails, horseshoes, and steel bars with their hands, legs, necks, or even their hair and teeth. As Schoeck trains and challenges himself to bend, he finds a family of sorts among other would-be strongmen – the kind of kinship and validation that had eluded him for his entire life. The story culminates in a strongman show on Coney Island where Schoeck attempts to bend a steel bar that has always defeated him before, in front of his friends and a crowd of strangers who represent all his fears and doubts. – Chris Mohney
Crime and Forgiveness (Re-aired 12/31) Behind the Stories: The Moth Radio Hour Extras Take a gander at the special behind-the-stories extras which you may have heard mentioned on the latest season of The Moth Radio Hour. Read more » Crime and Forgiveness (Re-aired 12/31) Art More than 400 invited guests attended the opening event of The Art Hunter in Sydney on Tuesday night. The Art Hunter launch is a collaboration between The Cool Hunter and Jaguar, and the opening night was also the Australian debut of the spectacular Jaguar C-X17 concept car. To present The Art Hunter, we engaged our dream team of collaborators, led by the incomparable Natalie Longeon, Peter Pengly and Phil Barker from The Artistry (they designed and executed our Summer Lovers store as well), to transform a 500 m2 warehouse in Alexandria into a genuinely exciting, temporary three-week art exhibition experience. The Art Hunter is not a white-walled space where you quietly walk past pieces of art. Instead, it is an eclectic and vibrant environment where every wall is a different colour (by our paint sponsor Taubmans), where there is no natural light and where the work of more than 40 artists, curated by us, is not only on display but also for sale.