Strangers is a popular storytelling production from Lea Thau, the Peabody Award winning creator of The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast, the gold standards for modern day storytelling on radio and podcasts. The content of the stories are interesting, compelling and personal. I can't get past Thau's presence in many of the episodes. For whatever reason, I have no interest in her personal life for the episodes that feature her life, and in episodes where she conducts interviews I want her to step out of the narrative and let the subject be the subject. It's a personality thing. Thau is very highly regarded and gets plenty of stellar reviews from high-rolling media outlets including Slate and the New York Times.