The smartest person in the room doesn’t always win the debate — the best storyteller does. This episode explores the power of storytelling and how we can use stories to more effectively persuade, inspire, and unify others. We hear from sociologist Kathy Edin, neuroeconomist Paul Zak and Grant Gordon of the International Rescue Committee.

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  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    I think it is also that most people hear about the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people and are saddened but think “what can I do about that”. If you tell them that $20 a month will actually help one person, it appears that they can indeed do something. 

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  2. Travis McKee Member
    Travis McKee

    The podcast is well thought-out except where you guys pretend not to know how analogies work and show faux outrage at Don Jr supposedly dehumanizing people with a Skittles analogy. If you hear someone say “time is a river,” I think you’re smart enough to know that someone is talking about the action of flowing, and not claiming that you can drink time to avoid dehydration.  

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