Examining the narrative takeover and its impacts
It seems like everything’s been turned into a story.
You can see a company’s story on the packaging of juice, cereal, alternative milks. Politicians tell stories to rally support for policies. And social media helps us all tell the story that we want to tell about our lives.
This hour, Peter Brooks on his book, Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative, and a look at why storytelling isn’t always a good thing.
- Peter Brooks: Author of Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative
- Chris Knopf: A novelist and the retired CEO of Mintz & Hoke
- Elise Wang: Assistant professor in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton
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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired December 27, 2022.