The Future of StoryTelling is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who explore how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. Each year we host a two-day summit in New York City that brings together top executives, world-renowned creatives, and cutting-edge technologists to have conversations about the changing landscape of media.
During the course of the podcast, we will be releasing a series of conversations between FoST founder and director Charlie Melcher and some of the world’s brightest storytellers, focusing on how stories can help provoke positive and lasting change in the world.
Legendary animator Glen Keane discusses the art of bringing characters to life and the joy of creating magic in the minds of the audience. To learn more about Glen, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/glen-keane-ep-25
In the wake of a tense presidential election and an accompanying wave of misinformation, we're re-releasing this interview with misinformation expert and First Draft News co-founder Claire Wardle (originally published May 2, 2020). Claire discusses how misinformation spreads, why it's so powerful, and how journalists can leverage storytelling techniques to turn the tide.
WeTransfer cofounder and Chief Creative Officer Damian Bradfield discusses the evolving nature of work in the digital age and his vision of an internet that earns its users' trust rather than treating them as exploitable resources.
To learn more about Damian, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/damian-bradfield-ep-23
Martha Wells and Karen Lord
Speculative fiction authors Karen Lord and Martha Wells discuss their contributions to the new short story collection "Take Us To A Better Place: Stories," published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with the goal of sparking conversations about what a culture of health might look like—and how we might get there.
To learn more about Karen, Martha, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/karen-lord-martha-wells-ep-22
World-renowned magician Helder Guimarães shares how he has successfully adapted his magic act into a virtual experience that has been consistently sold out for over 4 months.
To learn more about Helder, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/helder-guimares-ep-21
Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas
Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas of Stanford Graduate School of Business discuss their new book on humor and share how a bit of levity can make stories more engaging, memorable, and impactful.
To learn more about Jennifer and Naomi, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/jennifer-aaker-naomi-bagdonas-ep-20