The ability to tell stories we are told is what distinguishes Homo sapiens from all other species. In this episode of Old Fox Young Fox, Professional Storyteller Joy Pitt explains how stories are the glue that bind millions of people together to a common idea, to a common interpretation of the world. As she points out, that's why stories are so important and so powerful.
‘Controlling the narrative’ is a phrase we hear regularly now in our political discourse. Christianity, Brexit, Fake news, the latest crime figures or the Nike swoosh are all the consequence of someone creating and telling a story. For as long as there has been language there have been stories.
About our guest
Joy Pitt is a professional storyteller who joins us for a fascinating conversation about the role of stories and story telling in a contemporary context. Joy is co-founder of Tales from the heartwood, where she runs workshops for old and young, community groups and corporate teams. Joy’s work has taken her across the globe both in pursuit of and in the telling of, fantastic tales.