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Angela Ahrendts (Ep. 1)
Former CEO of Burberry and SVP of Retail at Apple shares insights about her approach to brand storytelling.
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Oskar Eustis (Ep. 2)
Charles Melcher speaks with Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater, who helped bring Angels in America and Hamilton to the stage.
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John Boiler (Ep. 3)
Charlie Melcher speaks with John Boiler, founder and Co-Chair of the global ad agency 72andSunny.
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Brian McDonald (Ep. 4)
Charlie Melcher speaks with Brian McDonald, screenwriter, director, author, and teacher of story structure.
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Margaret Atwood (Ep. 5)
Speaking with Margaret Atwood, poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist.
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Neil Patrick Harris (Ep. 6)
Speaking with Neil Patrick Harris, actor, voice actor, writer, theater artist, and tightrope walker. This episode is brought to you by PBS American Portrait.
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Claire Wardle (Ep. 7)
Misinformation expert and First Draft cofounder Claire Wardle discusses how misinformation spreads, why it's so powerful, and how journalists can leverage storytelling techniques to turn the tide.
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Bill Margol & Jon Kamen (Ep. 8)
PBS American Portrait creators Bill Margol and Jon Kamen discuss how they’re using crowdsourced stories from people across the country to explore what it really means to be an American today.
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Scott Harrison (Ep. 9)
Charity: water founder Scott Harrison shares how he has used storytelling to build the organization to the success it is today, and why a simple story is so much more powerful in moving people to action than even the most compelling statistics and data.
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Jose Antonio Vargas (Ep. 13)
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas is a leading voice for the human rights of immigrants in America. In this episode, Jose discusses his life as an undocumented immigrant and his work using storytelling to shift the cultural narrative on immigration.
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Van Jones (Ep. 11)
Activist and political commentator Van Jones discusses the influence of Marvel comics on his life and activism, the power of virtual reality to create empathy and understanding, and why the future of human civilization is the future of storytelling.
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Catherine Burns (Ep. 12)
Catherine Burns, Artistic Director of The Moth, discusses the organization's history, the importance of listening, and how stories can bridge the personal and the universal.
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Rainn Wilson (Ep. 10)
Rainn Wilson discusses the need for positive stories on the internet, what it took to create the iconic Dwight Schrute character, and his high school radio show where he read Dr. Seuss poems in between punk rock songs.
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Jacob Collier (Ep. 15)
Grammy-award winning musician and YouTube star Jacob Collier discusses his unique approach to creativity and how he bridges the intellectual and the emotional in his art.
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Karen Palmer (Ep. 14)
Artist and filmmaker Karen Palmer discusses her work using neuroscience and artificial intelligence to create emotionally-responsive stories that help people understand their own subconscious biases.
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Wendy Calhoun (Ep.16)
Peabody award-winning writer and producer Wendy Calhoun discusses the diversification of Hollywood, the particular strengths of television as a medium, and the responsibility that comes with writing TV episodes that will be viewed by millions.
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