The Gist: Matthew Dicks on storytelling, and the CNBC GOP debates.

Moth Storytelling Champion Matthew Dicks Shares His Trick for Keeping Our Attention

Moth Storytelling Champion Matthew Dicks Shares His Trick for Keeping Our Attention

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 29 2015 7:11 PM

An Unforgettable Technique for Telling Riveting Stories

Moth champion Matthew Dicks demonstrates how to craft a “driveway moment” in your storytelling.

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Storyteller Matt Dicks onstage, finger ready.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy of Matt Dicks.

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On The Gist, professional storyteller Matthew Dicks tells a story about how to tell better stories. It all comes down to the stakes. For the Spiel, a moment in the CNBC GOP debates draws attention to the use of “that” and “who” in public speaking.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.