Love of a good story isn’t new but it has become au courant. Check out The Moth http://www.themoth.org
Novelist George Dawes Green wanted to recreate, on a NYC stage, the feeling of stories told on his friend’s porch on St Simon’s Island Georgia. He started in 1997, now eleven years later, his idea has expanded to LA and includes Story Slams. Better yet, the winners can be downloaded as podcasts. http://www.themoth.org/podcast
Not just any story–The moth promotes personal narratives (the storyteller must tell a story about himself or herself).
Why the Moth?
The name comes from the moths that would flutter and get trapped in the light on that Georgia porch Green remembered so fondly. A good story should do the same.