This episode, we hear from yet another distinctive voice in storytelling: Eric Wolf, known in the storytelling world as Brother Wolf. He’s a prolific storyteller, and amongst his many achievements, he produced a series of interviews with over 120 storytellers about a decade ago. We’ll hear from him about some of the twists and turns of his career, a story from another world, and of course some pearls of wisdom for storytellers.
There’s also a traditional story and discussion about the way in which stories carry their own power, and how the storyteller must be cognizant of a higher ethical standard in their work.
So, enjoy this episode – hopefully, it will both entertain you and challenge you!
- Brother Wolf, how he got started with storytelling, and where it has taken him.
- Narrative Therapy, and the way stories continue to infuse Eric’s career.
- The Fisherman, Eric’s original crafting of an ancient theme.
- The Sabbath that was Lost, a traditional story about responsibility.
- Pearls of Wisdom, our recurring segment of advice from this week’s guest.
- The Ethics of Storytelling, Thoughts on the power of stories we tell – and don’t tell.
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Contributors and Thanks
Eric Wolf, aka Brother Wolf, is a veteran storyteller and narrative therapist. His long list of credits include a podcast about storytelling that concluded a decade ago and the creator of the “Fairytales Forever” collection.
Thanks to musician, producer, and mensch Joe Eglash for composing, performing, and recording our theme music. Learn more at http://joeeglash.com/
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