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Storyteller explores how and why we tell stories. From writers to musicians, therapists to architects, we are all engaged in building the world we live in through the stories we tell about ourselves, others and the world. 
A podcast for the curious, host Lisa Golden interviews this wide range of storytellers to explore the nuance, beauty and quirky edges of how and why a story has been told, exploring how the way power, art, otherness and belonging continues to change across time.

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Storyteller explores how and why we tell stories. From writers to musicians, therapists to architects, we are all engaged in building the world we live in through the stories we tell about ourselves, others and the world. 
A podcast for the curious, host Lisa Golden interviews this wide range of storytellers to explore the nuance, beauty and quirky edges of how and why a story has been told, exploring how the way power, art, otherness and belonging continues to change across time.

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    Millennials Seeking Spirituality | Former Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids Philip Carr-Gomm

    Millennials Seeking Spirituality | Former Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids Philip Carr-Gomm

    Do you consider yourself a spiritual person?
    This week on Storyteller, host Lisa Golden speaks to author, psychologist and former Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Philip Carr-Gomm, about what modern spirituality looks like for those who've moved away from the formal religions of their childhoods.
    In this wide-ranging topic they cover the background and foundation of the modern Druid order, if more millennials are seeking religion after the isolation and reconnection with nature brought on by the pandemic, and why Carr-Gomm describes himself as an "incurable optimist."

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    • 49 min
    The Love Interest | Storyteller Basics

    The Love Interest | Storyteller Basics

    Are you ready for some storytelling school? Today's class - the love interest
    Queer Creative's founder Cathie Swan takes us on a deep-dive into how the deepest human desire to find love has been used to write some truly terrible love interests over the years. Using 2007's blockbuster hit Next starring Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel, Cathie guides us through this peak of speechless, directionless female love interests in big Hollywood movies.
    Lisa and Cathie discuss how love interests can be sufficiently developed alongside a protagonist when time and attention is limited, the cheesy awfulness of 2000s movie trailers and if in general love interests are getting more interesting in the 2020s.
    All the links you could possibly want below:
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    • 30 min
    The Evolving Meaning Of Burnout | Professor Gail Kinman

    The Evolving Meaning Of Burnout | Professor Gail Kinman

    Are we all burnt out?
    The term became so ubiquitous during the pandemic it came close to losing its meaning. However for many people struggling to managing the stresses of lockdown, childcare, demanding jobs and economic uncertainty, it became a way to communicate something quickly and with limited vulnerability. "I'm burned out" became a way to say many other things.
    Burnout does have a clear definition though. This week on the podcast, occupational health psychologist and researcher Professor Gail Kinman guides us through what we mean we we say burnout. Host Does using it as a catch-all phrase make is meaningless? What is emotional labour? And very importantly - what's going on when we cry at work?
    You can follow Prof Kinman on Twitter here
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    • 48 min
    Storyteller is back! (An apology)

    Storyteller is back! (An apology)

    Hello fellow Storytellers!
    This is a quick updates and apology for the pause in interviews. Lisa is back next week with some of the world's most interesting and dynamic storytellers, as well as new episodes of Storyteller Basics where we can all learn more about the craft of storytelling.
    Thank you for your patience and please check out the new website for the show.
    Onwards!


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    • 3 min
    The Hero’s Journey with The Matrix | Storyteller Basics

    The Hero’s Journey with The Matrix | Storyteller Basics

    We’re trying something new over at Storyteller HQ!
    After the success of the Story Spine episode, host Lisa Golden and Cathie Swan from Queer Creatives UK are back to cover some of the most interesting storytelling basics!
    This week we dig into The Hero’s Journey. This storytelling framework is part theory, part philosophy.
    Lisa takes Cathie through the 12 steps of the Hero’s Journey, using the 1999 blockbuster hit The Matrix as an example. 
    How does one of the most famous storytelling tools show up in Hollywood, why do our mentors need to be mystical and is this all linked to psychedelics or the Men’s Rights Movement?


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    • 35 min
    The Stories Of Our Panic Years | Writer Nell Frizzell

    The Stories Of Our Panic Years | Writer Nell Frizzell

    The story of motherhood is one of the most powerful narratives in women’s lives from a very early age. Whether you dream of a large brood or are determined to never have kids, the question becomes magnified when you reach your late twenties and early thirties. 
    Writer Nell Frizzell has written about the pressure of this period in her and other women’s lives, aptly naming them, The Panic Years. 
    In this episode of Storyteller, Frizzell shares her process of writing the book, how the pandemic has increased these pressures on many people and the wonder of both giving birth and then writing it in all its vivid, heroic glory.
    Show notes:
    Buy The Panic Years at Bookshop.org (support independent book shops!), Waterstones or Amazon.
    Find out more about Nell Frizzell on her website, follow her on Twitter and listen to her podcast.  
    Listen to Storyteller anywhere you get podcasts
    Follow Storyteller on Instagram @storyteller_pod and on Twitter @storytellerpod1
    Follow host Lisa Golden on Instagram @lisagoldenjozi and Twitter @lisajozi
    Email the show at storytellerpod[@]gmail.com


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    • 56 min

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