Scott Simon, NPR Weekend Edition Saturday host, spoke at TEDx MidAtlanic this week on the importance and meaning of stories. There does not appear to be a version of his presentation that I can embed in this post, but you can find by clicking here. You should do so.
Ira Glass on Telling Stories
Ira Glass, of This American Life discusses “The Art of Storytelling” in a set of 4 videos on YouTube. The first one – “On the Basics” – appears below. I came across this on Garr Reynolds’ blog. In his blog piece, Garr distills the lessons of the videos.
The other videos can be found here:
- Part 2: “On Finding Great Stories“
- Part 3: “On Good Taste“
- Part 4: “On Two Common Pitfalls“
How to Tell a Story
NPR’s Scott Simon on how to tell a story: