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The Moth

By Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

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Description

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 1.0.5

* Keyword search for stories
* Prompts to enable better control of when to use cell data to listen

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Customer Reviews

Here's how to Deal with Moth App Problems

I love the Moth and like others have had significant problems with the App. I've found the best way to deal with the problems is to download episodes you want to listen to, and then play then back from downloads. App works far better this way. Otherwise trying to listen to direct steaming is a mess.

Being Human

I've been listening to The Moth for years and will continue listening as long as people tell their stories. The App is a bit bothersome as it occasionally restarts the podcast without me initiating it.

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!

UPDATE 7/24/14: It's time for a 2.0 version of this app, because version 1.0 is worthless.

The Moth
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 17.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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