Spreading the Word: Research on Storytelling

In today's post, I share a podcast episode featuring one of the researchers engaged in a recent project investigating how the art of storytelling can help shift narratives in local communities to encourage more sustainable lifestyles. You can read their report and findings here. Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope to …

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Spreading the Word: When Words and Worlds Collide

Does it matter how we name things? Do words influence our worldviews? A curious case of renaming a dinosaur suggests there is more to words and worlds relation than meets the eye. Check out this fascinating article over on aeon, "A dinosaur is a story". Enjoy! Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, I hope …

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Life in Search of Narrative

The 20th-century French philosopher Paul Ricoeur wrote in his 1991 essay Life in Quest of Narrative that life is "an activity and passion in search of a narrative". Indeed, it is hard to overstate how important the stories are to us, human beings. Narrative is a medium through which we make sense, interpret, understand, identify, …

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Spreading the Word: Two Stories About Storytelling

Stories are powerful tools of influencing. We tell stories every day. No amount of data on its own can convince us to act. So, are stories a power of good or should we be careful of how their power is used? I share with you 2 TED talks. Each appreciates storytelling and each offers a …

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Spreading the Word: Power of Storytelling

This Friday I share with you another great podcast - about the power of storytelling. What more need I say? Relax and enjoy! Link to the podcast: The power of telling stories Photo by Sunsetoned from Pexels Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a …

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Spreading the Word: the International Online Philosophy and Music Festival

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a link to an international festival of ideas and music that takes place online this year, on 19th and 20th September. It is the first time they do it fully in a digital format, and it is all going to be live! The festival is …

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Spreading the Word: the Origins of Storytelling

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a podcast on storytelling. It is an interview with a Professor of Anthropology Polly Weissner. She talks about her observations concerning storytelling based on the several decades of research work she has done. I found it to be a thoroughly interesting listen, hope you enjoy …

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Spreading the Word: the Art of Looking and Seeing

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I continue the exploring journey theme and share with you an article from a website I'm subscribed to. It`s an article about the book "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" by a cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz. After reading this article I was so inspired and intrigued that I …

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Spreading the Word: Take a Trip to Nature (in the Carpathian Mountains)

In this week's "Spreading the Word", I share with you a travel video. This time, it's something a bit special and not my standard format, so to speak. It is a video of one guy who has a travel vlog. He lives in Ukraine and has travelled all over the world, posting videos about his …

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