58 episodes

All things ABT, start to finish. Host Dr. Randy Olson a decade ago formulated the ABT Narrative Template built around the three words And, But, Therefore. It is now the centerpiece of his books, “Houston, We Have A Narrative,” “Narrative is Everything,” and “The Narrative Gym.” In this weekly hour long post he will discuss observations, applications and implications of this powerful tool that is at the core of his narrative training program and effective communication of all forms.

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All things ABT, start to finish. Host Dr. Randy Olson a decade ago formulated the ABT Narrative Template built around the three words And, But, Therefore. It is now the centerpiece of his books, “Houston, We Have A Narrative,” “Narrative is Everything,” and “The Narrative Gym.” In this weekly hour long post he will discuss observations, applications and implications of this powerful tool that is at the core of his narrative training program and effective communication of all forms.

    The Panel Discussion

    The Panel Discussion

    PART 3 OF THE 3 PART SERIES:  Randy Olson, PhD, author of 11 books on communication hosts the discussion of the two case studies joined by Australians Rod Lamberts, PhD, Deputy Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS), Jayde Lovell, Director of ReAgency Science Marketing and Discovery Channel Host, plus Park Howell, host of the podcast, “The Business of Story."
    Randy Olson
    https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​
    Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com
    Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
    Park Howell
    https://twitter.com/ParkHowell
    https://businessofstory.com
    Rod Lamberts
    https://twitter.com/rodl
    http://wholesomeshow.com/
    Jayde Lovell
    https://x.com/JaydeLovell
    https://www.youtube.com/ScIQ

    • 54 min
    The Australia Story

    The Australia Story

    PART 2 OF THE 3 PART SERIES:  In 2023 the country of Australia voted on THE INDIGENOUS VOICE REFERENDUM, a ballot initiative asking to approve an alteration to the Australian Constitution that would recognise Indigenous Australians in the document through prescribing a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.  Proponents of the initiative spent $67 million (AUS), more than double their opponents.  It lost in all 5 states and one of the two territories.  In this episode we talk with long time activist for aboriginal rights Molly Toyne who was present for the campaign and vote.
    Randy Olson
    https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​
    Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com
    Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/

    • 39 min
    The North Dakota Story

    The North Dakota Story

    PART 1 OF THE 3 PART SERIES: In 2014 the state of North Dakota voted on MEASURE 5, a ballot initiative asking to channel 5% of the state’s oil and gas revenues into wildlife conservation activities. Proponents of the initiative spent $4 million which was more than double their opponents. It lost, 20:80. In this episode we talk with North Dakota aquatic ecologist Rick Nelson, PhD, who was present for the campaign and vote.

    Randy Olson https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​ 
    Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/

    • 40 min
    Our New DAY BT Training Program with our new ABT Quantifier, Hailey Woodworth

    Our New DAY BT Training Program with our new ABT Quantifier, Hailey Woodworth

    By last year the time had come for a shift in our ABT training program.  We ran Story Circles for 5 years until the pandemic forced us to shift from in-person to online training.  Then last year we began getting the signals that people were growing tired of sitting in front of computer screens.  THEREFORE … we came up with a new form of training, The DAY BT Program.

    In this episode, our first of the year (been a very busy year) we update you on all things ABT, give a detailed description of the DAY BT (which we’re now running with World Bank, National Park Service, Global Health Labs, and others), then bring on recent college graduate Hailey Woodworth who is now working as our “Quantifier,” applying the new simple PCI metrics we’ve developed for analyzing the structure of ABTs for an entire group to assess their progress and guide their further work on the ABT.

    Randy Olson
    https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​
    Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com
    Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/

    • 44 min
    It’s about ACTION: Interview with John Roome, World Bank, about his ABT site visit videos

    It’s about ACTION: Interview with John Roome, World Bank, about his ABT site visit videos

    John Roome is a World Bank director who took part in ousr ABT training program last year both at the retreat in Nepal in September then the full ABT Framework course in the fall. As he tells about in this interview, he heard the details on the ABT, asked some tough questions to “kick the tires,” then immediately set to work using it to craft 90 videos that summarize the World Bank work in various Asian countries which you can view here: http://abtframework.com/the-john-roome-world-bank-abts/
    Randy Olson 
    https://twitter.com/ABTagenda
    ​Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com
    Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Time for a little ABT Psychodrama! (bring in the lawyers)

    Time for a little ABT Psychodrama! (bring in the lawyers)

    A tremendous discussion with defense lawyer and ABT Narrative Gym book coauthor Doug Passon plus his trial lawyering collaborator Patrick Barone, Esq. about their use of “Psychodrama” in preparation for defending their clients.  It’s a great discussion of how they are both using the ABT and Dobzhansky, as well as Doug’s ABT analysis of the iconic Miranda Rights pointing out the (quite possibly intentional) lack of narrative strength in the statement.

    Randy Olson
    https://twitter.com/ABTagenda​
    Randy's Blog: http://scienceneedsstory.com
    Learn more about the ABT Framework Course: http://www.abtframework.com/
    Doug Passon
    https://www.dougpassonlaw.com/
    https://twitter.com/dougpassonlaw
    Set For Sentencing Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/set-for-sentencing/id1622272089
    Patrick Barone
    https://www.baronedefensefirm.com
    https://www.michiganpsychodramacenter.com/

    • 53 min

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hamihambone ,

Great show for learning narrative structure.

And improving communication. I wish each show would have an ABT summary.

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