Welcome to

the storytelling school

Podcast

Welcome to

the storytelling school

PODCAST

behind the curtain training for the people, just like you, who want to make a difference, have impact, grow your business, and build your brand.

behind the curtain training for the people, just like you, who want to make a difference, have impact, grow your business, and build your brand.

each week we'll be exploring tools, techniques, and tactics of high-stakes storytelling so you can captivate any audience and expand your influence.

the people making a difference today
are the great storytellers.
Let's give you that edge too.

we're glad you're here.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
listen on spotify

each week we'll be exploring tools, techniques, and tactics of high-stakes storytelling so you can captivate any audience and expand your influence.

the people making a difference today
are the great storytellers.
Let's give you that edge too.

we're glad you're here.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
listen on spotify

Latest Episodes

Why You Can’t Lose With Storytelling

In this character and community episode, we talk about why embodying a character is important, how people-watching is a necessary storytelling skill, and why constantly learning means you can never lose.

How to Take Control of Your Own Story

In this optimistic episode, we talk about why you really shouldn’t worry about what others think of you, how to look on the bright side of any situation, and why it’s beneficial to embrace your...

How to Rethink Storytelling

In this mindset-altering episode, we talk about why you should strive for simplicity, how truth is better than fiction, and why you always need a payoff for your audience to keep them engaged.

How Humorous Storytelling Connects Us

In this quick-witted episode, we talk about how comedy and escapism are good for your health, why comedy sometimes gets a bad rap, and how levity is necessary in even the most dramatic of scenarios.

How Stories Shape Us

In this cinematic episode, we talk about how your audience can amplify your stories, why it’s important to give new perspectives a chance, and how a single word can tell an entire story.

How Music Sets the Stage in Storytelling

In this melodious episode, we talk about how music can manipulate the human experience, why being open-minded is necessary for creativity, and how drawing from different perspectives can enhance your storytelling.

Finding Your Way Into The Story

In this insightful episode, we talk about why you should strive for conflict, how heightened storytelling is sometimes the most truthful, and why you should never take yourself too seriously.

How to Go Beyond the Story

In this tenet-filled episode, we talk about why the future belongs to the creative communicators, how nothing happens without an impending event, and why you should always leave it all onstage.

The Role of Story in Artistic Mediums

In this emotionally raw episode, we talk about storytelling as escapism, the trinity of struggle, failure, and success, and how making yourself a character in your own life’s story can change everything.

How to Produce Stories that Land

Wendy Miller knows a thing or two about TV and jingles and even parodies because she’s written hundreds of them. In our action-packed conversation, we explore why companies use jingles in their marketing and we...

Why Stories Amplify Impact

My guest today Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff is a pro at communicating the story behind scientific research that is dear to her heart. Her life’s work is in amplifying impact, and storytelling has played a huge...

How to Create the Story You Want to Be Told

Dean McFlicker is an award-winning producer and director responsible for productions with some of the world’s biggest stars across the music and television industries. He has produced for HBO, CNN, NBC, Entertainment Tonight, E! NewsDaily,...

How Story Merges AI with Humanity

Tyson McDowell has spent the majority of his career focusing on artificial intelligence. He started as a serial tech entrepreneur. Now, he’s a venture capitalist focused on positively merging humanity with AI-driven technology.

How Telling Hard Stories Can Create Unity

My guest today is a force! Attorney, author, speaker, and consultant Unni Turrettini is on a mission to restore trust in leadership while preventing domestic terrorism and cultivating a culture of peace. She looks at...

The Competitive Advantage of Stories

My guest today is an expert in the customer experience and more specifically in creating memories. Darren Ross operates the Magic Castle Hotel in Hollywood, CA and has a gift for creating memories unlike anything...

Why Storytelling Is Good For Your Career

What exactly does it mean to champion urban health? How does story influence people’s decisions? My guest today is a true thought leader. Dr. Yonette Thomas has had deep training in research and serves as...

The Story Inside Risk

During our interview which is packed with actionable advice, Victoria reveals the impact that stories and storytelling have had on her career.

Stories Behind the Badge

Gang investigations, patrol, and internal affairs–those are just a few positions my guest today has held during his 16-year career as a law enforcement officer. During his career, Garrett TeSlaa has lived a life of...

How Improv Can Amplify Your Story

In this episode, John and I discuss what inspired him to get involved in improv, his perspective on how story and improv intersect, unexpected reactions (or lack thereof) from your audience, and performing the same...

Exploring the Voice of Storytelling

You’re in for a treat today as my guest Dan Teadt, a voice coach and performance expert, always provides an audience with plenty to chew on whether he’s working at Carnegie Mellon University, working with...

Examining NLP’s Role in Your Storytelling

In this episode, Jonathan and I dig into many powerful aspects of story including why human beings are experts at getting in our own way, how Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can influence your storytelling, what the...

What Stories Teach Us About Possibility

During my interview with Shelli, we explore many topics including: How do you know what really lights you up? Which three words changed the trajectory of Shelli’s life? Why was her story of her 8-year...

How Stories Grow a Movement

In this episode, my guest Traver Boehm and I discuss how he uses stories to grow his movement. We explore: How he uses story to his advantage on Instagram when so many believe they can’t...