Life happens. We’re just the storytellers.

Welcome to Narratively Speaking, the podcast that explores the power of story in all its forms, it’s role in society and how it helps to shape the ideas we think we believe in.

Hosted by Harv, the podcast explores the thesis that the stories we hear and tell are what shapes our beliefs about the world we live in — whether they are presented as fiction, history or the daily news.

Story is important.

We spend a lot of our lives sharing, consuming and otherwise engaging in story.

But if you tell your school teacher you want to write stories when you grow up, she’ll most likely sneer and tell you to pick a real job.

Narratively speaking aims to elevate the status of story in our culture by highlighting the important part it plays in the structure of society.

A love affair with story.

I’m Harv, and I have been a growing advocate of story’s power for many years.

From my interest in writing at a very young age, to my YouTube channel “Popcorn Lobotomy”, story has always played a powerful role in my life.

I started Narratively Speaking as an outlet to explore the idea that story is not only an important part of our lives, but THE MOST important. And it should be valued as such.

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Check out our podcast episodes:

Date Title Duration
August 13, 2018 6:30 am The Stories We Tell About Fame
Fame seems to be an almost irresistible attraction for many people. But why do we place value on the attention and adoration of large numbers of people, when almost every story we're ever told about fame is a negative one?
0:31:53
July 23, 2018 6:30 am The Stories We Tell About Death
Death is one of the fundamental things any self-aware sentient human has to come to grips with. But how do we do that, when all evidence seems to indicate that death is final, and there is nothing beyond? Of course, that's where story comes in...
0:28:44
July 16, 2018 6:30 am The Stories We Hold Onto
Sometimes we protect our stories against all reason and evidence. But do we really need the stories that originally inspired positive ideas to be validated?
0:30:54
July 9, 2018 6:30 am We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves
We've talked about the stories we consume, the stories we tell others, and how that contributes to the collective consciousness. But what about the stories you tell yourself?
0:28:57
July 2, 2018 6:30 am Narrative Responsibility and Contributing to the Collective Consciousness
Should a storyteller take responsibility for their effect on the collective consciousness?
0:29:46
June 24, 2018 7:00 am Basketball, Consciousness, and Letting in the Darkness
If positive thinking can be used to improve focus and performance, what about negative thinking?
0:31:40
June 16, 2018 1:39 pm Putin's a Maniac, Roseanne's a Racist and Virtue Signalling for Booty
Putin and Russian hacking, Roseanne cancelled and storytelling as virtue signalling.
0:31:14

Contact

The Narratively Speaking Podcast broadcasts from our studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia and puts out episodes every Monday. If you’d like to get in touch, hit us up on social media! We’d love to hear from you!