By Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
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The Moth is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. This app is the best way to listen to hundreds of stories from The Moth’s live events, its top-rated podcast, and its award-winning public radio show, “The Moth Radio Hour,” distributed by PRX and produced by Atlantic Public Media.
The app’s minimalist design focuses on the listening experience:
* Favorite stories you want to remember
* Share stories you want others to hear
* Download any story for offline listening
Moth stories span the great range of human experience. Storytellers come from all walks of life to stand in front of a live audience and tell their funny, sad, and moving stories without notes.
“It is brilliant and quietly addictive” - The London Guardian
"The performances are enthralling, funny and moving.” - The Times of London
"The most memorable and hilarious narratives… and exuberant moveable feast.” - The Village Voice
Give it a try and tell us what you think.
The Moth is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
* Fix for issue with audio stopping on cell playback
* Update to error logging
Many things I wish this app would do but doesn't.
I'm not one to write reviews but as many here, I love The Moth and wish they would fix many things with this app. My 2 cents as follows:
-A way to mark stories/podcasts as already listened, or remove/delete them.
-Time scrubbing needs to be fixed as it doesn't really work nor does it provide a time stamp to know where you are and how far you're moving in time.
-Programs randomly start over from the very beginning. Not only is this horrible but even more frustrating considering the time scrubbing doesn't work as mentioned above.
-Give the option to keep playing programs (play next story) once the current one ends. This is specially important for people that listen while in the car and shouldn't have to be fiddling with the phone to get to the next story.
-Add a search function.
-Progress bars are inaccurate at times. Showing about 30% complete when the story is actually done entirely (and not talking about the hour-long episodes that have many stories in one).
If I were rating the show it would get 5 starts but the app itself falls short, very short. Hopefully it will get better soon!
Needs a lot of work
I love The Moth, and had been listening to it via the Public Radio Player app. I was glad to hear that the Moth put out their own app, since you only get access to the last 5 podcasts via the PRP app. In addition to that, I have had a terrible time getting a consistent signal from PRP, with podcasts freezing for entire commutes.
On the good side, you now have access to a much larger library of Moth podcasts, and I haven't had any freezes. On the down side, is literally everything else about this app. They need to take a look at the This American Life app to see how to get this up to speed. Not keeping track of what you've listened to already is a MAJOR flaw. Hopefully they'll take some time and write up small, one-sentence summaries of the stories, because it'd be nice to be able to go through and mark off what I've already heard. Search is badly needed, as is an easier way to scroll through the offerings.
Please make me want to refer this app to my friends, Moth. But right now, I just can't.
I ignored the bad reviews because I am a huge fan of the Moth. I thought the reviews were exaggerated and that any issues would be fixed with a quick update.
Fact is, I haven't had a single program run without starting over unexpectedly (infuriating) or crashing the app completely. And for the cherry on top -scrubbing doesn't work either so forget trying to fast forward to where you think you left off.
Quite simply, this app is unusable and should not be on the App Store in its current state. Extremely disappointing since the Moth is such a great program. Avoid this app until they address stability issues, but who knows when that will be.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Oct 27, 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 10.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PRX Inc
- © The Moth 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.