Maybe you made mix tapes in high school. Or maybe you make Spotify playlists for your boo. But what goes into curating a good musical story, and can it actually help us to think of ourselves and the world differently?
In this episode, jazz advocate and KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs (AKA The Jazz Cat) shares secrets about how he ‘performs’ for radio audiences around the world, how to balance the avant garde with popular taste, and how he crafts sonic stories that vibrate through our bodies and minds.
Find out more bout LeRoy's concert series on the Just Jazz website.
On this episode of Change the narrative, I talk with National Geographic photographer Anand Varma who works at the intersection of art and science. What role does art and storytelling play in the scientific process, and how are visual stories able to convey ideas better than raw data?
Check out Anand's video talks, demos and more on YouTube.
.In this episode, I talk with the former Director of Education for The Moth, Micaela Blei, about why we tell stories, and what makes for a good story in the first place.
Hear Micaela's award-winning storytelling performances at The Moth.