Episode 15

Published on:

1st Aug 2019

Let me tell you a story with Professional Storyteller Joy Pitt

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.

Contacting our guest

Joy can be reached via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tales-From-The-Heartwood-Ltd-596402137138633/

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Old Fox Young Fox
A show that explores the impacts of a rapidly changing world.
Old Fox Young Fox is an intergenerational conversation where hosts Jeremy Woolwich and Oliver Happy talk through themes impacting our lives, viewed through the lense of different generations and guided by acknowledged experts.

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Everything is connected, everything is changing. What does it all mean?
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Oliver Happy

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Ollie works in tech and enjoys building things. He hosts indie podcasts Old Fox Young Fox, Problem Busters and Gone Workabout. He's a Kiwi, he eats a lot and loves sharing good ideas. He is determined to leave the world in a better state than he found it.

Jeremy Woolwich

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Jeremy Woolwich is a marketing, communications and strategy consultant with over 30 years of experience. His practice Independent Perspective Ltd. helps companies both global and local, tackle common challenges, plan for change and evolve. Jeremy is our Old Fox and is damn good at it. However the world has changed since Jeremy cut his teeth in business and as the speed of change gathers pace, he is intrigued by the new and emerging trends that are shaking the foundations of how business get things done and the challenges they present to individuals, management teams and the wider community. Jeremy reads widely and enjoys developing strong, educated opinions on things that matter.