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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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?
Welcome to the FolkTellers stories to be shared podcast. My name is Joseph Bastian. I'm here with Kurt Da...
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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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.
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...
Forty six years ago, on a warm summer night in Melbourne, Susan Bartlett and Suzanne Armstrong were stabbed to death in their home in Easey Street, Collingwood. Suzanne's 16 month-old son was asleep in the cot at this time. The double homicide remains one of the most confronting cold cases.
How do the smartest marketers and business entrepreneurs cut through the noise? And how do they manage to do it again and again? It's a combination of math—the strategy and analytics—and magic, the creative spark. Join iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman as he analyzes the Math and Magic of marketing—sitting down with today's most gifted disruptors and compelling storytellers.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
Open Source bi-weekly conversation with Brad Gerstner (@altcap) & Bill Gurley (@bgurley) on all things tech, markets, investing & capitalism
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.