Future of StoryTelling

Future of StoryTelling Podcast

The Future of StoryTelling is a passionate community of people from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who explore how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. Each year we host a two-day summit in New York City that brings together top executives, world-renowned creatives, and cutting-edge technologists to have conversations about the changing landscape of media. During the course of the podcast, we will be releasing a series of conversations between FoST founder and director Charlie Melcher and some of the world’s brightest storytellers, focusing on how stories can help provoke positive and lasting change in the world.

Helder Guimarães
To learn more about Helder, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/helder-guimares-ep-21--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Helder Guimarães, Bonnie El...

Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas
To learn more about Jennifer and Naomi, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/jennifer-aaker-naomi-bagdonas-ep-20--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to J...

Vivienne Ming
To learn more about Vivienne, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/vivienne-ming-ep-19--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Vivienne Ming, Sasha Newton...


Kwame Alexander
To learn more about Kwame, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/kwame-alexander-ep-18--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Kwame Alexander, Carmen Oliv...

Alex McDowell
To learn more about Alex, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/alex-mcdowell-ep-17--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke GernertIn collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett CroweMix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Alex McDowell, Bonnie Eldon, Sha...

Wendy Calhoun
To learn more about Wendy, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/wendy-calhoun-ep-16--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssociate Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Wendy Calhoun, Bonnie Eldon, S...


Jacob Collier
To learn more about Jacob and to see and hear some of his work, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/jacob-collier-ep-15EPISODE NOTES© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith ...

Karen Palmer
To learn more about Karen or watch FoST’s short film about her work, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/karen-palmer-ep-14© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011 Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernert in collaboration with Charts & Leisure Founder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett CroweMix and Music, Michael Simonelli With specia...

Jose Antonio Vargas
To learn more about Jose and his work with Define American, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/jose-antonio-vargas-ep-13EPISODE NOTES© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWit...


Catherine Burns
To learn more about Catherine and read her storytelling manifesto, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/ep-12-catherine-burns.--© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith speci...

Van Jones
For more about Van Jones and to watch his speech referenced in this episode, visit https://futureofstorytelling.org/story/ep-11-van-jones --© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith s...

Rainn Wilson
© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke GernertIn collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Rainn Wilson, Carlton Norris, Bonnie Eldon, Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, and Megan Worman....


Scott Harrison
© 2020 Future of StoryTelling, Corp.Produced by Future of StoryTelling, Corp.124 West 13th StreetNew York, NY 10011Founder and CEO, Charles MelcherExecutive Producer, Carolyn MerrimanAssistant Producer, Luke Gernertin collaboration with Charts & LeisureFounder, Jason OberholtzerExecutive Producer, Mike RugnettaEditor, Garrett Crowe Mix and Music, Michael SimonelliWith special thanks to Scott Harrison, Carly Cott, Anna Stock-Matthews, Bonnie Eldon, Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, and Megan Wor...

Bill Margol and Jon Kamen
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to sign up for our newsletter, check out fost.orgThe FoST podcast is a production of Future of StoryTelling and Charts & Leisure. This episode is brought to you by PBS American Portrait.Produced by Carolyn Merriman, Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer, and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.Hosted by Charlie Melcher.For more i...

Claire Wardle
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to sign up for our newsletter, check out fost.orgThe FoST podcast is a production of Future of StoryTelling and Charts & Leisure. This episode is brought to you by PBS American Portrait.Produced by Carolyn Merriman, Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer, and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.Hosted by Charlie Melcher....


Neil Patrick Harris
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to sign up for our newsletter, check out fost.org.The FoST podcast is a production of Future of StoryTelling and Charts & Leisure. This episode is brought to you by PBS American Portrait.Produced by Carolyn Merriman, Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer, and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Meghal Janardan, Zoe Margolis, and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.Hosted by Charlie Melcher....

Margaret Atwood
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to sign up for our newsletter, check out fost.org.The FoST podcast is a production of Future of Storytelling and Charts & Leisure.Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Zoe Margolis, Carolyn Merriman and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli.Hosted by Charlie Melcher....

Brian McDonald
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to sign up for our newsletter, check out fost.org.The FoST podcast is a production of Future of Storytelling and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Zoe Margolis and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli. Hosted by Charlie Melcher....


John Boiler
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to apply for tickets to our annual summit, check out fost.orgThe FoST podcast is a production of Future of Storytelling and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Camille De Beus, Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Zoe Margolis and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli. Hosted by Charlie Melcher....

Oskar Eustis
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to apply for tickets to our annual summit, check out fost.orgThe FoST podcast is a production of Future of Storytelling and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Camille De Beus, Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli. Hosted by Charlie Melcher....

Angela Ahrendts
For more information about Future of StoryTelling, and to apply for tickets to our annual summit, check out fost.orgThe FoST podcast is a production of Future of Storytelling and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Luke Gernert, Anna Hall, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with support from Camille De Beus, Shannon Fanuko, Anna Huff, Meghal Janardan, Weronika Jurkiewicz, Caitlin Kelly and Megan Worman.Edited by Garrett Crowe. Mix and music by Michael Simonelli. Hosted by Charlie Melcher....