How I Learned
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The How I Learned Series' podcasts are recorded live at this energetic monthly storytelling/reading/comedy show based in New York, featuring raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, re-learned, and in progress. To learn more visit www.howilearnedseries.com
||Joe Veix: Scam Free Zone||Recorded live at "How I Learned To Lie, Cheat, Or Steal" at Happy Ending, NYC in 2013. Joe Veix has written for The Awl, McSweeney's, Death and Taxes, and myriad other publications. If you're friends with Joe, he is likely the most good looking friend you have.||11/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hillary Rea: So He Was in This Ska Band...||From "How I Learned The Language of Love"||9/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Podcast Extra: Anecdote by Brad Lawrence||While co-hosting a special benefit show for Housing Works with Blaise Allysen Kearsley, Brad Lawrence told an anecdote about following a girl to New York. Recorded at Housing Works, NYC, November 2013.||6/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tara Clancy: Geriatric Village||Tara Clancy (Paris Review; The Moth) reminisces about growing up in Queens with her family's elders, surrounded by hearing aids, Cab Calloway, and Chuckles candies. Recorded live for the theme How I Learned To Lie, Cheat Or Steal.||1/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Eric Noah Feldman: Had It Bad||Humor writer Eric Noah Feldman told this story of a father and son who learn how to take care of one another. Recorded live for the theme "How I Learned Little Things Were Big." (June, 2013)||12/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kate Greathead: Douche Filter||Moth StorySLAM champion Kate Greathead on post-breakup online dating. Recorded live on the theme "How I Learned Little Things Are Big."||9/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Juliet Hope Wayne: Black Magic Woman||A girl never forgets her first concert... no matter how many drugs she might do.||9/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brady Dale: The Greta Cycle||Storyteller, writer and comic book artist, BRADY DALE, gets tangled in the web of a tumultuous relationship. For the theme "How I Learned To Let Go."||8/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Baratunde Thurston: Becky||Comedian, activist and author of the New York Times bestseller, How To Be Black, BARATUNDE THURSTON waxes off on the theme "How I Learned To Tell It Like It Is."||7/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Katherine Lanpher: The Anniversary Party||Revered journalist and broadcaster Katherine Lanpher tells a story about throwing her parents an anniversary party in honor of How I Learned's 4th anniversary.||7/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Alex Gallafent: Furry Logic||A BBC correspondent's inherently reserved and sensible ways are called in to question when he realizes he might have developed a strange new obsession.||5/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Chris Gethard: The Dad Next Door||Here's CHRIS GETHARD (The Chris Gethard Show; A Bad Thing I'm About To Do) on radioactivity in Jersey, adventurous boys looking for haunted s**t, and most of all, Big Jerry, the fireman next door.||2/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Erin Barker: Firestarter||Moth performer and Story Collider co-producer Erin Barker was once known in her neighborhood as the teenager who tried to burn her house down.||2/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||David Crabb: Gay Groundhog Day||Trapped in a winnebago with his father in San Antonio, Texas, a 13-year-old David Crabb (Co-host, ASK ME Stories) unexpectedly comes to terms with his homosexuality.||2/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Susan Piver: Blues, Drugs, and The Buddha||Author and Buddhist practitioner SUSAN PIVER (The Wisdom of a Broken Heart) talks about the power of music, ecstasy, and being in the moment.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Laura Jayne Martin: The Ice Cream Biz||Writer LAURA JAYNE MARTIN (Thought Catalog, McSweeney's) on taking a summer job as the driver of an ice cream truck. It seemed like a good idea at the time...||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Dave Hill: The Gyro Story||Writer and comedian DAVE HILL (Tasteful Nudes...And Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation) finds out just how complicated it can be getting to a show on time in New York, and rediscovers something about the city in the process.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Isaac Oliver: The Hockey Player||All bets are off when ISAAC OLIVER (Intimacy Idiot) -- a self-proclaimed queeny nerd -- meets a retired minor league hockey player on Match.com.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Doug Moe: The Big Kid||In this episode, comedian Doug Moe (BAD DAD) talks fatherhood and the distinction between being an adult and a grown-up. Plus, he sings a little bit.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Andy Ross: What My Father Taught Me||Andy Ross (REAL CHARACTERS) tells us a story about his dad and his hometown with humor and heart. Be prepared to shed a tear.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Eliot Glazer: Fear of Vaginas||Comedian/Writer Eliot Glazer (It Gets Betterish) talks candidly as a gay man with a lifelong fear of vaginas--and in a probably NSFW kind of way.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Chloe Caldwell: Prime Meats and Prime Bitches||CHLOE CALDWELL relays this one time she and a friend posted a Craigslist ad asking men to take them out for steak and scotch in exchange for filling out very special surveys.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kevin Allison: The Oldest Profession||Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!) talks about that one time he tried his hand at gay prostitution. Hilarity, among other things, ensued. (Bonus: the seven laws of successful whoring according to Kevin's roommate.)||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ted Travelstead: The Mall Experience||Ted Travelstead (Vanity Fair; Sex Our Bodies, Our Junk) facing his fears... with hallucinogens... at a mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was recorded live at How I Learned I'll Never Do That Again (Most Likely).||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mark Sam Rosenthal: Math Wasn't Even My Thing||The great Mark Sam Rosenthal reminds us what it felt like to be different in middle school --not great, in case you forgot. This story was recorded live at How I Learned to Make the Grade: Stories About Education.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tyler Coates: Letter of Recommendation||Here's Tyler Coates (BlackBook Magazine) on his first big-boy back in Chicago where he worked for a Very Important Scientist (self-proclaimed). Recorded at Happy Ending Lounge for the show How I Learned It's a Living! Stories from the Unemployed, the Underemployed, and the Working Stiffs.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Rosie Schaap: The Truth About 8th Grade||The lovely New York Times Magazine "Drink" columnist, Rosie Schaap, dialed up her shrink of 25 years ago to find out why she had gotten kicked out of school in 8th grade after all. Was she as crazy as she'd been led to believe? Find out in this epsiode recorded live at How I Learned to Make the Grade: Stories About Education at Happy Ending Lounge.||11/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
The Downtown Storytelling Demimonde is Here!
This is like the Guinness stout version of stories you might hear at The Moth: darker than your regular brew, but sweet and satisfying in a different way.
Great podcast and live show
It’s a beautifully simple idea presented with a lot of heart and a lot of laughs. If you are ever in New York, you should make it your mission to check out the live show as well.
The live show is great! Some stories are hysterical, some are moving. Many are both. Looking forward to listening to all of these.