Folktellers : Stories to be Shared

Folktellers : Stories to be Shared

Welcome to the Folktellers podcast, where whomever holds the story wields the power. What do building marketing tech for blockbuster movies, playing professional basketball, and writing award-winning young-adult novels all have in common? Stories - a lot more than you can ever imagine. Come join us as Kurt David, Stephen Sadler, and Josef Bastian share a few tales, have a few laughs, and interview some great people, while trying to uncover the mysteries and wonders behind every great story.


October 2, 2023 49 mins

During this episode Josef, Stephen, Kurt and special guest Kevin Stein discuss, how stories affect us as humans? What is neuro-coupling? How does psychology affect the ways we interact with stories? How does our imagination impact the way we see stories?

Kevin Stein is a cultural anthropologist, professor, and expert on matters of the mind as they relate to the world...

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A great comedian is one who tells stories in a funny way, not to be confused with telling funny stories. Our guest on this BONUS episode is none other than Dave Coulier! Born and raised in Detroit, Dave is an actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and television host (and massive Detroit Red Wings fan). He was of course, Joey Gladstone on the ABC sitcom Full House, he's also voiced Peter Venkman on The Real Ghostbusters, and Anim...

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How do images add or take away from a written story?

What is Visual Literacy in the Modern World?

What is the future of art in visual storytelling?

Our guest is Patrick McEvoy - an artist working in comics, illustration and multimedia animation, working professionally for over 25 years.

"In terms of genre, I've done Fantasy, SF, horror, and educational work (for ages ranging from kids to high school to college)."

"In the past I ha...

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What makes for an interesting interactive story? How complex must the story be? Why some interactive stories (like in gaming) flop? Why is the user experience so important?

Our guest this week is Ronda Thomas from Alozari.

"At Alozari we seek to return that connection through a collaboration of seasoned professionals in events, entertainment, and technology. We’ve been weaving the real and the virtual worlds together for decades, a...

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August 21, 2023 42 mins

Telling Tales in Film and Television

What makes film a compelling storytelling medium?

How does film differ from a television series?

How has moviemaking changed over the years?

Our guest is Bill Sarine – Beachglass Films is a collaborative, creative-first company founded by brothers BIll and Douglas Sarine. We have a strong history of using our skillset to create high-quality entertainment. Our brand of creativity combines new str...

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August 15, 2023 40 mins

Protecting Your Narrative in an Open Market

Every business has Intellectual Property, and today it’s more valuable than ever. But most businesses don’t recognize it, protect it, or exploit it. It’s usually an afterthought. When an inventor develops something new, management may start thinking about patents. When a new brand is ready to launch, management may start thinking about trademarks. When an employee leaves and takes your ne...

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August 7, 2023 49 mins

Athletes and their Tales of Growth and Change

Sports is the ultimate serial story that attracts an audience from all walks of life. It’s not only the singular wins that keep fans engaged and invested. The stories of the teams and players woven through the years keep us invested and connected at a deeper level.

Our guest, Douglas Eric Smith is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played for the Los Angeles Kings, Buf...

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Using Storytelling to Sell and Market Anything

What is the difference between Sales and Marketing? Sales is when you go out and try to convince people to buy your product and service. Marketing is when you create such a compelling story that people are drawn to it.

Our guest is Eric La Brecque from Applied Storytelling – a brand strategy firm that uses storytelling to build and communicate brands through story. 


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July 24, 2023 48 mins

The ins and outs of books, publishing and their impact upon getting your story out there.

We are joined by RJ King – Editor of dBusiness Magazine of Hour Media - Hour Media is the largest publisher of city and regional magazines in the United States — as well as a multimedia production and digital distribution company.

Knowledge is Power, and in the middle ages reserved for the rich and royal – THROUGH BOOKS. Throughout the Middle ...

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July 17, 2023 46 mins

Take an epic journey with Kurt, Steve, and Josef as they delve into the world of myth and legend, discovering the mythologies that encompass our daily lives, while asking the big question - Do we really need them anymore?

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Welcome to the FolkTellers stories to be shared podcast. My name is Joseph Bastian. I'm here with Kurt Da...

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July 10, 2023 44 mins

Our folktelling three explore stories in music, questioning whether we have lost the richness, depth and communal spirit that great music brings. Our harmonious hosts also connect the dots with KISS and INXS business manager, Angus Vail, who shares his perspective on all things lyrical and loud.

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July 3, 2023 48 mins

Our storied trio discusses the implications and recent obsession with  AI ( Artificial Intelligence), exploring its ramifications in storytelling, marketing, entertainment, and a whole lot more. 

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Hey, everyone. Welcome back. I got the Folk Tellers here, Joseph with Kurt David. I'm here. Uh second week, second time. Happy to be back ag...

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Kurt, Stephen, and Josef contemplate the meaning of the metaverse and where it fits within the physical, digital, and storytelling universe.


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