Dave Nadelberg created the wildly successful Mortified, a platform for people to share their most embarrassing moments from their teen years. He continues storytelling with Narrative Breathwork, a guided practice to release stories that no longer serve us.

Dave Nadelberg

Creator, Mortified
Creator, Narrative Breathwork

David Nadelberg is the creator of Mortified, a global storytelling project where adults share their most embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, artwork, lyrics, home movies) in front of total strangers. Since 2002, Mortified has grown from a grassroots stage show in Los Angeles to what Newsweek hailed “a cultural phenomenon” with popular events in cities worldwide, a podcast, multiple TV series in the US and Europe, a book series, documentary, radio and storytelling workshops. His latest TV series, The Mortified Guide, was an official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and currently streams on Netflix. 

Nadelberg is also the creator of Narrative Breathwork, which combines the transformative power of storytelling with the healing effects of guided meditation—as a way to release tension, anxiety and stories that no longer serve us. The secret weapon? Unlocking your body’s two most powerful tools– your breath and your imagination.  The result is calming, cathartic, and pretty damn cool.

For nearly two decades, Nadelberg has been on a mission to harness the power of personal stories to uplift and connect people through Mortified. Today, that mission continues through Narrative Breathwork. 

Based in Los Angeles, Nadelberg’s work has been featured on This American Life, The Today Show, All Things Considered, CNN, LA Times, LA Weekly, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Time Out NY, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, The Hollywood Reporter, ELLE, Paste Magazine, Genius Recovery and Decider.