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Beyond the stories that we write to *sell*, there are three fundamental tales in work, play, and life that we *tell*: who you are (and what you create), why people come to you, and where you’ll help them arrive. Which are all part of the journey we take—each of us, over time—towards a better life. Hosted by professional writer, strategist and storytelling guide, Jarod Cerf, Here Be Tygers follows creatives and entrepreneurs alike, those who “take life by the tale”: as they reach out to their market, audience or tribe; connect what they make to what we want out of life; and discover the trust, impact or legacy that provides.

Here Be Tygers: Your Storytelling Guide Jarod Cerf

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Beyond the stories that we write to *sell*, there are three fundamental tales in work, play, and life that we *tell*: who you are (and what you create), why people come to you, and where you’ll help them arrive. Which are all part of the journey we take—each of us, over time—towards a better life. Hosted by professional writer, strategist and storytelling guide, Jarod Cerf, Here Be Tygers follows creatives and entrepreneurs alike, those who “take life by the tale”: as they reach out to their market, audience or tribe; connect what they make to what we want out of life; and discover the trust, impact or legacy that provides.

    "What Stories Are & Where They Help Us Arrive", with Steven Leavitt, Pt 2

    "What Stories Are & Where They Help Us Arrive", with Steven Leavitt, Pt 2

    Hey all,
    This is the second half of my conversation with music and audio producer and coach, Steven Leavitt, for his show The Language of Creativity.
    In the last episode, we talked about the stories we create and how we so often attach ourselves to them and why, in our work, play and everyday life. 
    So for today, we’ll continue from that note into not only the tale that I write, but how I learn from that journey and what it entailed both the how and for whom I provide. 
    I hope you enjoy
    -J
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    • 54 min
    "What Stories Are & Where They Help Us Arrive", with Steven Leavitt, Pt 1

    "What Stories Are & Where They Help Us Arrive", with Steven Leavitt, Pt 1

    Hey all,
    For today’s ep (and the next), we’re going to change things up a little by sharing a conversation I had with my friend Steven Leavitt on his show, The Language of Creativity. 
    Steven and I both work with a number of creatives in our everyday life. So we wanted to dispel a few myths about what that can be like, from where and how ‘art’ is derived, to the ways that our stories emerge—fiction or not—from the truths we  define.
    And like many tales, we go on a bit of a yarn at first—though it all comes together in the end.
    We hope you enjoy.
    -J
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    • 51 min
    "Unraveling Ends," Why We Love or Despise Them

    "Unraveling Ends," Why We Love or Despise Them

    We often talk on the show about how and when things begin, so I thought it would be useful today to discuss where they end: when all the truths of your tale lead to a certain place, when all the work that you do helps folks to arrive where they’d like to—in their work, in their life, in their play—and in a better state. 
    But what makes an ending ‘good’, makes it right, makes you and your market, audience or tribe feel like you’ve arrived, that ‘this, here, is fine’ at the end of the journey that together you’ll take?
    That it’s clear. And inevitable. That you know why.
    So join us today, as we talk about endings, what makes them satisfying, and how even the change of a beat—at the right time—can delight, make us treasure, or feel surprised.
    I hope you enjoy.
    -J

    Show Notes

    The Empire Strikes Back: how the ending was changed to better clarify 

    Esquire on Catharsis in film, narrative and online  

    Screenwriter Ronald D. Moore on what he had planned for Battlestar Galactica’s four-hour end

    Jojo Rabbit, the last scene



    The Life Aquatic as a modern Moby Dick

    The origins (and intent) to Frankenstein


    Captain Fantastic, living Walden 2 or Peter Pan, a review 

    Breaking Bad’s “Felina”, and the tales it parallels


    Rutger Hauer‘s final soliloquy in Blade Runner


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    "The Economies of Self, Consciousness & Time" with neuroscientist Nicolas Lori

    "The Economies of Self, Consciousness & Time" with neuroscientist Nicolas Lori

    Hey all,
    This was a somewhat surreal episode for me to return to after we recorded it in what seems such a long time ago (back in 2016). I usually save these for later in the season, but Covid as of late has been cruel to my family and my dad’s back in the hospital with leukemia, so...it’s put me in bit of a reflective state, I suppose.
    I mentioned before, in season one, that I’d have my longtime friend, the neuroscientist Nicolas Lori, on at some point in the show. This is this first—and just a part—of our conversation on Karl Schroeder’s Lockstep, a science fiction novel about time, the economy, and the hard choices that we make in life: though in truth it is more of a meditation or delve into notions of self, consciousness, mind and the sorts of gods we construct to make sense of ourselves—or give reasons for the sublime.
    So join us today as we give pause for a moment to everyday life, to see how one artist perceived our future could be like.
    I hope you enjoy.

    -J

    Show notes

    Guardian article on The Paradise Papers 

    Scientific American interview with philosopher Susan Schneider on The Singularity and Transhumanism 

    Two different meditations, by Lapham’s Quarterly and Brain Pickings, on the Ship of Theseus

    David Brin’s Kiln People 

    The rules governing who can vote in the US, as of 2020

    Margaret Atwood on writing The Handmaid’s Tale 


    Collection of Science articles on skin tone origins and diversity in Africa 


    Lockstep, by Karl Schroeder 

    Smithsonian on Blade Runner and blurring boundaries of personhood 

    What happens when Conan the Barbarian finally meets Crom



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    • 1 hr 28 min
    "The World(s) that We Make", with Lisa Trott, Head of Marketing and Community at Multiverse

    "The World(s) that We Make", with Lisa Trott, Head of Marketing and Community at Multiverse

    Joining today: storyteller, game developer and Head of Marketing and Community at Multiverse, Lisa Trott

    Hey all,
    A fan of the show introduced us to Multiverse, an online video game platform, a few months ago. Since then, we’ve worked with the development team on a number of episodes; which reflects our shared interest, I think, on how stories are told, the means to create, and why worth follows from the lives that we help people make. 
    So join us today as we talk with Lisa Trott, the Head of Marketing and Community at Multiverse, about interactive games, why folks become a part of your tribe, and building a world that’s for both creatives and entrepreneurs alike. 

    -J

    Show Notes

    Pandemic fuels video game industry worth vs sports and film in 2020


    Fortnite, Minecraft and the need for shared space in a digital first age

    The Hechinger Report, lessons on digital literacy and remote learning from a refugee camp


    Environmental storytelling: an overview by Escapist magazine



    To learn more about Multiverse, the team, and all the things they create with their market, audience and tribe, you can go to: playmultiverse.com

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    Like what you hear and want to show your support? Leave a review on your app of choice or subscribe for more at Patreon.com/herebetygers.

    Or contact us directly at Herebetygers.com, where we can help you find your tale and make it come to life.

    The Magician, written & performed by Immersive Music

    Kudos to Reckless Media for the final edits. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Here Be Tygers, Season 2 Trailer

    Here Be Tygers, Season 2 Trailer

    Hey all,
    We’ll be back soon with an incredible season full of new guests (plus those that you’ve met before), fantastic tales, and some dedicated time to questions, ideas and insights on how to use storytelling in your work, play, and everyday life. 
    Oh, and don’t forget to follow us at our new home on @csuiteradio.
    -J
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ElaineReviews ,

Interesting concept!

Outside of business and personal development podcasts, I’ve never really explored shows about creativity within the fictional world. Super interesting concept as I never really thought about why or how fiction authors created their worlds and what inspired them. But intriguing conversations nonetheless. Felt like I was thrown into the magic and creative minds behind the world of Narnia, LOTR, or even Hogwarts simply by the captivating intro!

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